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Iraq attacks kill 17, violence ongoing
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People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Tikrit, 150 km (93 miles) north of Baghdad, February 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Bakr al-Azzawi)
People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Tikrit, 150 km (93 miles) north of Baghdad, February 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Bakr al-Azzawi)
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BAGHDAD: Attacks in Iraq, including a series of shootings in the north, killed at least 17 people Sunday, officials said, as the country struggles to curb a yearlong surge in violence.

The deadliest single attack was a bomb that exploded on a highway between Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul, killing three police and four detainees who had been captured during a raid.

Six shootings in Mosul itself – one of the most dangerous parts of the country – killed seven people, including the brother of a provincial councilor, a health directorate employee and three security forces members.

In north Baghdad, a roadside bomb exploded near bicycle shops in the Sadr City area, killing at least two people and wounding at least seven, while another bombing in the Hurriyah area wounded at least three more people.

And a bomb exploded in a house in the Siniyah area north of Baghdad, killing a policeman and wounding two others.

Iraq has been hit by a yearlong surge in violence, driven by widespread discontent among members of the Sunni Arab minority and the bloody civil war in neighboring Syria, that security forces have failed to curb. 

 
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Attacks in Iraq, including a series of shootings in the north, killed at least 17 people Sunday, officials said, as the country struggles to curb a yearlong surge in violence.

The deadliest single attack was a bomb that exploded on a highway between Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul, killing three police and four detainees who had been captured during a raid.
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