Middle East News
Three police killed in Iraq blast
Feb 20, 2010, 11:50 GMT
Mosul, Iraq - Three policemen were killed and two injured Saturday when an explosive device went off near their patrol in northern Iraq, a local police source said.
The blast took place in al-Tahrir area, eastern Mosul, which lies some 400 kilometres north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
Meanwhile, the body of a Christian man who had been kidnapped nearly a week ago was found in al-Siddiq area, northern Mosul. He had apparently been shot in the head, the source added.
'Policemen found the body of Adnan Hanna al-Dahan, 55, who had been kidnapped from inside his own shop that was next to his house, in al-Baladiyat neighborhood,' said the source.