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13 killed in Iraq violence

Oct 25 2013, 3:22pm CDT | by IANS

Baghdad, Oct 26 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 24 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq Friday, police said.

Baghdad, Oct 26 — At least 13 people were killed and 24 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq Friday, police said. Two civilians were killed and six others were wounded when a roadside bomb...

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13 killed in Iraq violence

Oct 25 2013, 3:22pm CDT | by IANS

Baghdad, Oct 26 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 24 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq Friday, police said.

Baghdad, Oct 26 — At least 13 people were killed and 24 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq Friday, police said.

Two civilians were killed and six others were wounded when a roadside bomb struck a popular market in Yusufiya area, about 20 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Xinhua reported citing a police source.

In Anbar province, a suicide car bomber attacked a checkpoint in Rutba, some 370 km west of Baghdad, killing two policemen and wounding three others, the source said.

In another attack in the province, a policeman was killed and another got seriously injured when unidentified gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in Ramadi city, the capital of Anbar province, the source added.

Two school guards were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on them in Heat, 45 km west of Ramadi, police said.

During the past few days, Anbar province has witnessed a series of deadly attacks including coordinated suicide bomb attacks which targeted local government buildings and security forces, killing dozens of security forces members.

A couple was killed when a roadside bomb targeted their car in Bahrez area, south of Baquba, some 60 km northeast of Baghdad, a police source said.

Eight people were injured when five roadside bombs exploded near the homes of a number of policemen in Aslah area, just five km northeast of Baquba, capital of Diyala province, the source added.

Another roadside bomb struck an Iraqi army patrol in the Mazrah village south of the city of Baiji, some 200 km north of Baghdad, killing two members of the patrol, the police source said, adding that one civilian was killed and another seriously injured when a roadside bomb struck their car near Dujail area, some 50 km north of Baghdad.

Unidentified gunmen killed an employee of the Iraqi Ministry of Justice near his home in the Amiriya district in western Baghdad, while five civilians were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in the Dora district in the southern part of the city, the source said.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, almost 6, 000 Iraqis were killed and over 14,000 others injured from January to September this year.

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