World Bulletin / News Desk
A leading member in Iraq's pro-government al-Sahwa militia was killed Sunday along with his son and three others in an attack that targeted the group's checkpoint in the northern Iraq province of Diyala, a security official said.
According to the source, unknown assailants opened fire on and torched the checkpoint in al-Abbara area, killing al-Sahwa leader Mohamed al-Mullah and four others, including his son.
The Sunni militia was established by tribesmen in Iraq in 2006 to fight against Al-Qaeda alongside Iraqi and US troops.
The restive province of Diayala, which witnessed deadly sectarian clashes between 2006 and 2008, has been witnessing rising anti-government sentiment recently.
On Wednesday, At least 16 people were killed and 18 others injured in a bombing by yet-unknown assailants which targeted a funeral tent in the key city of Baqubah.Last Mod: 19 Ocak 2014, 13:55