FALLUJAH: Attacks killed five Iraqi security personnel and an academic on Wednesday, while a convicted Al Qaeda inmate detonated explosives in a Baghdad prison in an attempted suicide bombing, officials said.
Gunmen killed four police near Fallujah, west of Baghdad, a police captain and a medical source said, while gunmen in Mahmudiyah, south of the capital, shot intelligence service Captain Muntasser Abdul Rizzaq, according to an interior ministry official. A doctor said Rizzaq later died in Mahmudiyah Hospital.
And a magnetic “sticky bomb” killed a department head in the College of Agriculture on the Tikrit University campus, a police lieutenant colonel and a doctor said.
An inmate belonging to Al Qaeda blew himself up in the prison in central Baghdad, wounding three guards and a fellow prisoner, the interior ministry official said.
“The prisoner was able to gather the explosives over a number of days” and apparently formed them into an explosive belt, the official said, without providing details on the source of the explosives.
A police officer confirmed that the bomber survived the blast and was taken to Al Kindi hospital.