Baghdad, Oct 20: At least six people were killed Sunday and five wounded in a car bomb explosion near the house of a police chief in Iraq, a local police official said.
The bomb exploded in the morning near the house of Nafie al-Azzawi, a police chief in Salahudin province, Xinhua reported citing local police.
Azzawi was unharmed as he was not at home but several policemen guarding his house were among the victims.
The blast destroyed some part of Azzawi’s house and damaged several houses nearby.
Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission, almost 6,000 Iraqis were killed and over 14,000 others injured in the country from January to September this year.
Salahudin province is a Sunni-dominated area and also the hometown of former president Saddam Hussein.