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Police officer and explosives expert killed in Iraq

Al-Shorfa  February 15, 2012

An Iraqi police officer and an explosives expert were killed Wednesday (February 15th) while trying to dismantle a car bomb placed near a market west of Baquba, Diyala province.

Lt. Col. Ghaleb al-Karkhi, spokesperson for the Diyala police told Al-Shorfa, “When the police discovered the car bomb they asked citizens to evacuate the area. However, when the explosives expert arrived and tried to disarm the car, the bomb went off, killing him and a police captain.”

Al-Karkhi said no civilians were hurt in the explosion, and the police arrested one individual suspected of having ties with al-Qaeda in connection with the accident.

February 17, 2012 - Posted by | Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Iraq | , , , ,

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