(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Ghdad may 18 (qna) - two policemen were killed and an officer and a policeman were injured in an armed attack targeting a checkpoint west of tikrit northwest of baghdad at dawn sunday.
a police source in salahuddin told the national iraqi news agency (nina) that unidentified gunmen opened fire at a checkpoint in the al-dayyum area west of tikrit killing two policemen and wounding an officer and a policeman." meanwhile nineveh operations command announced that 40 militants were killed and 46 others were arrested in a security operation south of mosul.
a police source said that nineveh operations command killed 40 militants in the ein al-jahhash village and arrested 46 others during a security operation carried out yesterday evening in the village nina reported.
last week gunmen executed 20 soldiers after kidnapping them in the ein al-jahhash village. (qna)