4 Sunni Allies Of US Killed In Iraq

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • DAMIEN CAVE New York Times

Four members of a local American-backed Awakening group in Diyala Province were killed Wednesday when a house they were raiding exploded, the police said.

The blast, in an area just north of Baquba, the provincial capital, also wounded at least four people. It was one of several attacks this month against the volunteer neighborhood watch groups and their members, who are known also as Concerned Local Citizens. On Tuesday, several members of an Awakening group were killed by a suicide truck bomber near a checkpoint outside the Baiji oil refinery in northern Iraq.

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