The Iraqi Interior Ministry said seven Iraqis from one family were killed and two others were wounded in a terrorist attack targeting an Abu Ghraib police officer's house in west Baghdad Saturday morning (November 19th).
"Gunmen believed to be from al-Qaeda planted improvised explosive devices around a house owned by a police officer in the town of Hamdaniyah in central Abu Ghraib and blew them up using a remote control Saturday morning," Col. Sabah al-Falahi, commander of Abu Ghraib police, told Al-Shorfa.
Al-Falahi said the explosion led to the total collapse of the house while the family members were asleep, killing the wife, five of her children and an old man, and wounding a girl and another old man. Al-Falahi said the targeted head of family was not at the house at the time of attack.
"He was told of the attack and had a nervous breakdown. He was then transferred to a hospital, and is still in a coma," al-Falahi said.
"The security forces and rescue teams needed six hours to get the bodies from under the debris," al-Falahi said, adding that security forces "are investigating the crime and are determined to arrest the perpetrators".