Iraq: Suicide bomber kills prominent tribal sheikh
A prominent pro-government tribal sheikh including six of militiamen in Haditha
Iraqi police say a suicide bomber in western Iraq has killed a prominent pro-government tribal sheikh as well as six of his militiamen.
Police chief of the town of Haditha, Col. Farouq al-Jughaifi, said Friday that the bomber rammed his explosives-laden car late Thursday into the guesthouse of Sheik Saeed Fleih al-Osman - a councilman and a leader for the town’s anti-al-Qaeda Sunni tribal militias.
Al-Jughaifi added that five civilians were also wounded.
Haditha is located about 220 kilometers northwest of Baghdad in the largely Sunni province of Anbar.
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