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Five policemen killed in Baghdad bomb attack


Baghdad : Five policemen were killed and three injured Wednesday when a bomb targeted their patrol in southern Baghdad, a police source said.

The bomb was planted on a road in al-Athouriyeen neighbourhood in al-Doura, Aswat al-Iraq news agency reported.

Security forces sealed off the area and the wounded were taken to a nearby hospital.

Meanwhile, at least 11 Iraqi passengers are kidnapped when their bus was seized on the road from Baghdad to the southern city of Hilla, police sources told DPA.

Hilla is some 40 km to the south of Baghdad.

The source said that security forces are searching the area to arrest the kidnappers.