Attacks in Iraq kill 6, including 8-year-old girl

AP News
Posted: Apr 29, 2011 3:53 AM
Attacks in Iraq kill 6, including 8-year-old girl

Iraqi officials say attacks around the country have killed six people, including the 8-year-old daughter of an imam who preached against violence and three brothers who fought al-Qaida.

Police and medical officials in Diyala province say gunmen stormed the home of the imam in a small village 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of the provincial capital of Baqouba on Friday morning.

The imam, his wife and their daughter were killed. Police say the imam had preached against sectarian violence.

In the town of Buhriz, a former Saddam stronghold about 35 miles (60 kilometers) north of Baghdad, gunmen broke into a house and shot and killed three brothers who worked in an anti-al-Qaida militia.

All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.