Two Iraqis killed in Tikrit as senior commander of Saddam elite unit captured
Two car bombs targeting police detonated in the city of Tikrit on Sunday morning, killing two police officers and wounding five others, Iraqi authorities said.
One car bomb exploded near Tikrit's Albu-Ajil police station, killing two police and injuring two others, according to Iraqi police Lt. Nabil Abdel-Hamid.
Another car bomb went off near a police training center, injuring three officers, according to Iraqi police Capt. Louai Qahtan.
Meanwhile, U.S. occupation forces said Sunday they had captured a senior commander of Saddam Hussein's elite Republican Guard, who was suspected of planning and financing attacks against Iraqis, Iraqi security forces and occupation forces.
Sufyan Maher Hassan was seized in a raid in Tikrit on Friday. He was being held at a local detention facility, said Maj. Neal O'Brien of the 1st Infantry Division, according to The AP.
Hassan was the Republican Guard commander responsible for units defending Baghdad during the war. A relative of former leader Saddam Hussein, Hassan was blamed for the quick fall of Baghdad. (albawaba.com)
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