Pro-govt militia leader killed in Iraq attack

Unknown assailants opened fire on and torched the checkpoint in al-Abbara area, killing al-Sahwa leader Mohamed al-Mullah.

Pro-govt militia leader killed in Iraq attack

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
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