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At Least 9 Killed in Bomb Attacks in Iraq

By VOA News
12 September 2009

Iraqi officials say at least nine people have been killed in bomb attacks, one of which targeted the car of the leader of a Sunni government-backed militia.

Police say four members of the leader's family were killed in the attack on Saturday in Baquba, north of Baghdad.

Insurgents in Iraq have frequently targeted Sunni militiamen who turned against al-Qaida and joined forces with the U.S. military in 2006.

In Baghdad, security and health officials say three people were killed and at least 22 injured when bombs exploded minutes apart close to Iraq's health ministry and other government offices. Elsewhere in the capital, a bomb attached to a car killed at least one civilian and wounded another.

In the northern city of Mosul, police say a traffic policeman died in a roadside bombing that was apparently targeting an army patrol.

The attacks are just the latest in a series of deadly incidents in Iraq in recent days, including a truck bombing that killed 23 people in a Kurdish village in northern Iraq.

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



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