More crazy violence in one of Al Qaeda’s last corners
14 Killed at Iraqi Police Chief’s House
Jun 8 04:09 AM US/Eastern
By BUSHRA JUHI
Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD (AP) – In a dawn strike Friday, unidentified gunmen attacked the house of the police chief in Baqouba, northeast of Baghdad, killing his wife, two brothers and 11 guards, Diyala provincial police reported.
The attackers also abducted two sons and two daughters of police chief Col. Ali Ahmed, police said. Ahmed wasn’t home at the time, they said. The children’s ages and other details of the attack were not immediately available.
Diyala province, and especially the city of Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, has been torn by violence in recent weeks as al Qaida in Iraq and affiliated groups have battled Iraqi security forces, the U.S. military and some local insurgent groups that have turned against al Qaida.