Mideast briefs: Four Iraqi civilians killed in clash
Four civilians were killed and 29 others injured when Iraqi police fired on a car bomber who was trying to ram a police checkpoint in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, U.S. military officials said Friday.
The incident occurred in the Al Dawasa neighborhood of the city on Wednesday, officials said.
The suicide car bomber was trying to break through the checkpoint and attack a police station, officials said. Iraqi police fired on the vehicle, which exploded outside the station.
“The four citizens killed in the blast included two children and two adults. Those injured were transported to Mosul General Hospital for treatment. One [police] officer received treatment for superficial wounds and was released,” according to a release from the U.S. command in northern Iraq.
Prisoner dies at U.S. facilityA prisoner at the U.S. military prison at Camp Cropper died Thursday “from what appears to be natural causes,” the U.S. military command said Friday in a news release.
The man, whose name and age were not given, had been in the camp’s hospital since Nov. 2 for treatment of what the release said were pre-existing medical conditions.
“[The prisoner] was still under medical care at the time of his death,” the release read.
An investigation into the incident is under way. After an autopsy, the man’s body will be released to his family, officials said.