SAMARRA: Relatives discovered the body of a kidnapped Iraqi policeman yesterday, but it was rigged with explosives and blew up, killing his father and brother, police and a doctor said.
The policeman was kidnapped in a village near Sharqat, northwest of Baghdad, the previous day. The blast also wounded a second brother.
Elsewhere yesterday, a car bomb exploded in northern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding at least eight, while two policemen were shot dead in Yusufiyah, south of the capital, officials said.
And on Thursday night, shelling in the city of Fallujah — held by anti-government fighters since the beginning of the year — killed seven people and wounded 17.