Iraqi villagers kill 5 insurgents. 04/02/2005. ABC News Online
The residents of a small Iraqi village have killed five insurgents who had attacked them for voting in last weekend’s national elections.
Several other insurgents were also wounded.
The insurgents raided the village of al-Mudhiryah south of Baghdad after warning its inhabitants not to vote in the election.
The villagers fought back, killing five of the insurgents and wounding eight others.
The insurgents’ cars were then set alight.
Al-Mudhiryah’s tribal sheikh says his people are sick of being threatened by Islamic extremists.