Six killed in Iraq bombing and shooting

Six killed in Iraq bombing and shooting

At least six people have been killed in a drive-by shooting and a bombing in Iraq.

Police said gunmen in a speeding car opened fire at a checkpoint run by anti-al Qaida, pro-government Sunni militiamen in Baghdad’s western suburb of Abu Ghraib, killing four and wounding three.

The Sunni militia, known as the Awakening Council, was formed by the US forces during the height of the insurgency. They are seen as traitors by al Qaida local branch and other militant groups.

Police added that two civilians were killed and eight wounded when a bomb exploded in an outdoor market in the capital’s western Jihad neighbourhood.

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