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Gunmen kill four Iraqi policemen

Baghdad- Gunmen killed four policemen and wounded at least nine more in separate attacks Wednesday.

The latest attacks occurred one day after two more diplomats from Muslim countries were ambushed in suspected kidnap attempts in Baghdad following the weekend abductionof Egypt”s top envoy in the country.

Bahrain”s chief diplomat here was slightly wounded but the Pakistani ambassador escaped injury. Both their governments said the envoys would leave the country.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed Capt. Hazim Jabbar, a member of the police special commando brigade, in the west of the city, police said. Jabbar had worked as a bodyguard for a consultant to former interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, police said.

Two other police commandoes were killed in separate incidents in another west Baghdad neighborhood, police said. Nine police, including a brigadier general, were injured in a series of attacks throughout the capital, The Associated Press quoted officials as saying.

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