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Attacks in Iraq Kill at Least 25

Posted by on September 26, 2013


Published: September 25, 2013

Militants attacked a government building in northern Iraq and carried out other attacks that killed at least 25 people on Wednesday, officials said. Attackers detonated three car bombs on the local council building in Hawija before fighting security forces for an hour, said the commander of the army’s 12th Division, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Khalaf. He said that seven civilians and two soldiers were killed and that 21 people were wounded. Four militants were killed while the rest fled, he added. Earlier in Baghdad, gunmen broke into the house of an Interior Ministry employee and killed him, his wife, mother-in-law and three children, a police officer said. In another attack, gunmen ambushed off-duty soldiers traveling through the town of Taji, killing two, the police said. At night, a bomb exploded near a market in the northern city of Mosul, killing three people and wounding 23, the police said. And in Baghdad, a car bomb blast killed five and wounded others, the police said.

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