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Insurgents Kill 9 in Attacks Northeast of Baghdad

22 January 2006

Insurgents in Iraq killed at least nine people in attacks Sunday northeast of Baghdad.

Police say a roadside bomb killed four policemen and wounded nine in Baquba. In another town, Balad Ruz, police say a rocket attack on a policeman's house killed the man's brother and four children.

Military officials say on Saturday U.S. soldiers killed three gunmen who fired on a patrol in the northern town of Baiji.

In northern Iraq, police say the bodies of an elderly tribal leader, Ibrahim Ali al-Nuimei, and his son were found near the town of Kirkuk.

In a separate development, the trial of ousted leader Saddam Hussein is scheduled to resume Tuesday with a new presiding judge, and a Western diplomat says members of the former Baathist regime may testify.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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