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Thursday 17 April 2014

Six people killed in Iraq attacks

Police officials said a bomb went off inside an outdoor market in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, killing two shoppers and injuring 15 others

At least six people have been killed in bombings and a shooting across Iraq, officials said.

A bomb went off at an outdoor market in the northern city of Mosul on Saturday afternoon, killing two shoppers and wounding 15 others.

One hour later, two people were killed and seven others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded on a road frequently used by military convoys in Mishahda village, just north of the capital.

In the western city of Ramadi, the capital of the Sunni province of Anbar, gunmen shot dead the son of a local leader of a Sunni anti-al Qaida militia in a drive-by shooting.

Police said a friend of the son was also killed in the attack.

The militia, known as the Sahwa, had joined forces with US troops at the height of the Iraq war to fight al Qaida. Ever since then, it has been a target for Sunni insurgents, who call its members traitors.

Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures.

The attacks bring the death toll in Iraq this month to at least 76, according to an Associated Press count.

Press Association

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