facebook
twitter
search
search

Officer dead, 3 injured in Iraq bombing

Jan. 24, 2013 at 7:43 AM

MOSUL, Iraq, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A police officer was killed and three civilians injured Thursday in a bomb explosion in central Mosul, Iraq, an official said.

"An [improvised explosive device] that was planted in a roadside in central Mosul went off, targeting a police patrol of riot-control forces, [and] resulted in killing a policeman and injuring three civilians," a security source told the newspaper.

"Security forces rushed to the incident spot and transported the injured persons to a hospital for treatment while the dead body was sent to the morgue," the source added.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Wisconsin's Walker in hot seat over open-records restrictions
Putin congratulates U.S. on Independence Day
Greek economy reaches low point on eve of referendum
9 injured when fireworks explode in crowd
Reddit moderators revolt after popular employee dismissed