Iraq: Diyala police chief killed in bombing

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Director of Diyala police command management Col. Khalid al-Karkhi was killed south of Baquba after an IED was planted in his vehicle, resulting in his death and the killing of one of his bodyguards instantly.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “An adhesive IED exploded inside the vehicle of Diyala Police Chief Col. Khalid al-Karkhi while inspecting the security troops near Hayat Hospital in southern Baquba, killing him on the spot, along with one of his bodyguards.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The police forces transferred the bodies to the forensic medicine department and opened an investigation into the incident.”

Maj. Gen. Ismail Mahlawi, commander of Anbar, on Monday, reported the Iraqi army forces foiled two attacks on the Anbar Operations HQ by the Islamic State resulting in the death of three Iraqi soldiers.

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