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Iraq attacks kill 11 people

/ 07:28 AM July 01, 2012

Iraqis inspect the site of a car bomb that exploded in a popular market in Baghdad on June 28, 2012 killing at least eight people and wounding 30. AFP/KHALIL AL-MURSHIDI

BAGHDAD – Bombings and shootings in Iraq killed four police, two soldiers and five civilians on Saturday, security and medical officials said.

Two roadside bombs at a checkpoint west of Samarra killed four federal police and three civilians, and wounded three more police, a police lieutenant colonel and a medical source at the Samarra hospital said.

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In the north, a roadside bomb killed a soldier and wounded two others in the city of Mosul, while another roadside bomb near the town of Tal Afar killed an army captain, and gunmen shot dead a civilian near the village of Baaj, an army officer and Dr Mahmud al-Hadidi of Mosul Hospital said.

And gunmen with automatic weapons killed a civilian in Al-Tun Kubri, an area north of Kirkuk city, police said.
Saturday’s deaths brought the number of people killed in attacks since June 13 to at least 228 – an average of 12 per day. That is a far higher toll than the 132 official figures show were killed in May.

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Violence in Iraq has declined significantly since its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks still remain common.

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