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Iraq province sacks top officers after bombings

AFP reports:

The head of the Basra provincial council announced the firing of three top security officers on Friday, a day after a triple bombing in the provincial capital left 19 people dead.

Following an emergency session held in the governorate building, "the council took the decision to fire three security commanders," Sabah al-Bazuni told journalists in the southern port city of Basra.

They are emergency regiment commander Brigadier General Mazin Abdulwahid of the Iraqi army, the head of the major crimes department, police Brigadier General Ali Khairallah, and police internal affairs chief Colonel Oda al-Jaberi.

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