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MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 18/02/2014
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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) At least 17 people have been killed in the latest spate of terrorist attacks across Iraq, security and medical sources said.



A car bomb which exploded in northern Baghdad on Sunday left four people dead while gunmen killed five others at a police checkpoint in Taza, a town 210 kilometer north of the capita



Police sources said that at least two policemen lost their lives when gunmen fired on their patrol in the town of Shirqat, 300 kilometers north of Baghda



In other assaults, two mortar rounds landed on a house, killing a civilian, in Jurf al-Sakhar, 60 kilometers south of Baghda



Gunmen using silenced weapons killed a man and his son near their home in central Hilla, south of Baghda



Elsewhere, in the town of Muqdadiya, 80 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, two government-backed militiamen were killed in a drive-by shootin



Meanwhile, one person was killed in a bomb attack in the al-Warrar area west of Anbar's provincial capital Ramad



The latest incidents of violence came at a time when Iraqi troops are fighting militants in the country's western regions, including Anbar Provinc



Violence erupted in Anbar late December, when security forces dismantled a protest camp which the government said was used by militants for launching attack



Official figures say some 1,013 people were killed in January alone, making it the deadliest month in Iraq since April 2008

 






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