Shootings kill 4 in north-central Iraq
[Al Ahram] Authorities in Iraq say shootings have killed four security members, including two anti-al-Qaeda militiamen, in north-central Iraq.

Police officials say the first attack took place early Saturday when gunnies in a speeding car killed two fighters and maimed four at a security checkpoint manned by Sunni Sahwa Death Eaters in the city of Samarra.

Also, police say they found the bodies of two coppers killed by gunshots to the head in a town near the northern city of djinn-infested Mosul, a day after they were kidnapped.

Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren't authorized to release the information.

Posted by: Fred 2013-11-03