Three Iraqis killed in car blast as US forces nab al Sadr brother-in-law

Published May 26th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Three Iraqis were killed and 18 others injured, including a senior police officer, when a car bomb detonated at Balad Ruz, 75 kilometres northeast of Baghdad.  


"A car bomb exploded at 7:45 am as Colonel Ali Ismail, head of the Baqubah police investigation department, was driving by in a convoy," local police chief General Mohammed Dawd told AFP Wednesday.  


Ismail and three of his aides were among those hurt in the blast.  


Elsewhere, a close aide to Moqtada Sadr was arrested by US forces in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf, a spokesman for Sadr's office said.  


"The American forces arrested today Sayed Ryad Al-Nuri one of Moqtada Sadr's closest assistants and also his brother-in-law," Fuad Al-Turfi told reporters Wednesday. (

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