Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:14 GMT
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27 People Killed in Iraq's Violence

(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Iraqi police said 27 people were killed and 29 others wounded in violent attacks across the country on Tuesday.



In northern Iraq, gunmen in civilian cars attacked an army checkpoint in Ain-Jahash area, just south of Nineveh's provincial capital city of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, leaving five soldiers killed, a provincial police said, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhu



Separately, a policeman and three civilians were shot dead in separate attacks by gunmen in Mosul during the da



Attacks were reported elsewhere in the country that is witnessing its worst violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, a total of 8,868 Iraqis, including 7,818 civilians and civilian police personnel, were killed in 2013, the highest annual death toll in year




27 People Killed in Iraq's Violence