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Deadly shootings and bomb attacks hit Iraq

At least 17 people killed since Sunday as violence continues to grip Baghdad and cities in Anbar province.

Last updated: 24 Feb 2014 10:45
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Among the victims of Sunday's violence were police officers in the northern city of Mosul [AFP]

Violence in Iraq, including shelling in the city of Ramadi and shootings in the north, has killed at least 17 people since Sunday.

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

Six shootings in Mosul killed seven people, including three members of the security forces.

In northern 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.

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

In Anbar province on Monday, medical sources said several people were killed and others were injured, including women and children, during the heavy bombardment of different neighbourhoods in the city of Ramadi.

More than 610 people have been killed in attacks and clashes since the beginning of the month, and more than 1,600 since January 1, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.


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