Seven Iraqis Killed As Gov’t Cuts Off Satellite Television Stations

Sunday: 7 Killed, 9 Wounded

by , April 28, 2013

Iraq pulled the broadcast licenses of 10 satellite television stations, claiming the stations are provoking sectarian unrest. Internationally respected al-Jazeera was among the stations punished. Security forces also arrested a tribal leader who had been promoting demonstrations. Meanwhile, at least seven Iraqis were killed and nine more were wounded in comparatively light violence.

Security forces killed al-Qaeda leader and wounded two bodyguards in a clash near Baquba.

A car bomb killed three policemen and wounded three others in Taji.

In Hammam al-Alil, gunmen killed a soldier and wounded three more.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a civilian.

Gunmen killed one civilian and wounded another in Falluja.

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