Ten dead in attack on policeman's home in Iraq, sources say

January 26, 2012 09:29

HILLA, Iraq - An Iraqi policeman and nine relatives were killed as they slept when militants bombed their home south of Baghdad on Thursday, police sources said, in the latest attack on local officials and security forces.

The attackers planted bombs around the outside walls of the house shortly after 1 a.m. in the town of Mussayab, about 40 km (25 miles) north of the city of Hilla, two police sources said.

Northern Hilla was one of the main strongholds of Sunni Islamist al-Qaida during the war.

The blasts destroyed the house, killing four men, four women and two children, the sources said.

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