Five members of the same family were killed or wounded on Saturday (January 5th) in a bomb attack targeting the home of a Sahwa forces leader in Abu Ghraib, police said.
Abu Ghraib police chief Col. Sabah al-Falahi told Al-Shorfa that suspected al-Qaeda gunmen detonated three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) near the house of Sahwa leader Sheikh Abdul Zawbaaie.
The explosions killed Abdul Zawbaaie and his son, while his wife and two other sons were seriously wounded when the house ceiling collapsed on them, al-Falahi said.
Al-Falahi said security forces evacuated the wounded family members to a nearby hospital and opened an investigation into the attack.
The attack carries the clear fingerprints of al-Qaeda, he said.