Iraq: Senior police chief killed west of Fallujah; US forces kill civilian in Baquba
A high-level police chief was killed in broad daylight Monday in Iraq.
Colonel Khdayyir Ali Mukhlif, a police chief from Khaldiyah town, located 30 kilometers west of Fallujah, was gunned down by three men in a white pick-up truck.
Lieutenant Colonel Jalal Sabri, in charge of police patrols in Fallujah, said Mukhlif and two sergeants were hit at around 2:00 pm (local time) by the three gunmen who had covered their heads with traditional Arab headdress.
He said the two sergeants suffered serious injuries after the three policemen - part of American attempts to form a national Iraqi police force - were hit in their vehicle while leaving Fallujah for Khaldiyah, AFP said.
Meanwhile, near Baquba on Monday, residents said an Iraqi was shot and later died after he mistook American soldiers for thieves.
Sami Hassan Saref, snatched up a rifle and was shot dead after US occupation forces entered his house in Mikdadya, 45 kilometers west of Baquba, according to witnesses. (Albawaba.com)
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