Bomb blasts hit Iraqi town

A series of explosions in western Iraq killed six people on Sunday.

Bomb blasts hit Iraqi town

A series of explosions in western Iraq killed six people on Sunday, including an official of a political faction in former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's electoral coalition, police said.

Four bombs went off near the house of Ghanim Radhi, a member of the Development and Reforms movement, in the town of Qaim in Anbar province, 300 km (185 miles) west of Baghdad. Radhi and one of his brothers were killed.

Police said four other people were killed at the scene but gave no details of their identities. They said 15 people were wounded.

Radhi did not stand in the parliamentary election on March 7 but his movement is a minor faction in Allawi's Iraqiya list which emerged with the most seats, according to preliminary results released on Friday.

Two days before the explosions, Iraqiya premises were damaged by fire in the southern province of Kerbala.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known and Iraqiya officials said an investigation was under way to determine whether it was sabotage or an electrical failure.

The Development and Reforms movement won three seats in the election in predominantly Sunni Anbar province.


Reuters

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