Baghdad, Oct 3 (IANS): At least six people were killed in two back-to-back roadside bomb blasts near the Iraqi capital Baghdad late Sunday, Xinhua reported.
Two members of the Sunni paramilitary group "the Awakening Council" were killed when their car detonated a roadside bomb in Al-Nibaie area, some 50 km north of Baghdad.
A second roadside bomb exploded minutes later when another vehicle carrying militiamen rushed to the scene. It killed four other people, said a police official requesting anonymity.
The Awakening Council is a consortium of Sunni militia, who once worked with Al-Qaeda in the aftermath of 2003 Iraq war against American occupation. But they turned their rifles to Al-Qaeda after the latter exercised indiscriminate killing against both Shi'ite and Sunni neighbourhoods.