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Militants take control of north Iraq village

Militants took control of a village in northern Iraq on Friday after staging a coordinated pre-dawn assault and setting off a massive suicide truck bomb, two officials said. The blast in the village of Sarha killed two senior police officers, but the overall toll was not immediately clear, according to Lieutenant General Abdulamir al-Zaidi, head of a northern Iraq security command, and Shallal Abdul, mayor of the nearby town of Tuz Khurmatu.

34 Dead, 150 wounded in suicide attack on police checkpoint in Iraq

Baghdad, Mar 9 (EFE).- At least 34 people died and 150 were wounded, including several police officers, in a suicide car-bomb attack carried out Sunday on a police checkpoint in the Iraqi city of Al Hila, a security forces source told Efe. The suicide bomber detonated the explosives-packed vehicle he was driving at the checkpoint located at the main entrance to the capital of Babel province, 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Baghdad.

34 Dead, 150 wounded in suicide attack on police checkpoint in Iraq

Baghdad, Mar 9 (EFE).- At least 34 people died and 150 were wounded, including several police officers, in a suicide car-bomb attack carried out Sunday on a police checkpoint in the Iraqi city of Al Hila, a security forces source told Efe. The suicide bomber detonated the explosives-packed vehicle he was driving at the checkpoint located at the main entrance to the capital of Babel province, 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Baghdad.

Security forces in firing line as Iraq attacks kill 11

Attacks mainly targeting members of Iraq's security forces in areas north of Baghdad killed 11 people on Wednesday, officials said. Security forces, often plagued by shortcomings such as lack of discipline and training, are frequently targeted by militants, as the country suffers its worst violence in years. Gunmen attacked an army checkpoint in a village north of Baquba, killing three soldiers and wounding three more, while a bomb targeted a police major general's convoy near Tuz Khurmatu, killing two of his guards and wounding three.

15 Iraq soldiers killed in pre-dawn attack

A pre-dawn assault Tuesday on an army camp guarding an oil pipeline in northern Iraq left 15 soldiers dead, security and morgue officials said. The soldiers were killed near Hamam al-Alil, in the northern province of Nineveh, one of the most violent parts of the country, with provincial capital Mosul as well as surrounding areas suffering near-daily attacks.

At least 9 die in bombings of Iraqi market

Baghdad, Dec 20 (EFE).- At least nine people died and 11 others were hurt Friday when two bombs went off in close succession at a market in the northern province of Salaheddin, Iraqi police sources told Efe. The attack took place at a livestock market in downtown Tuz Khurmato. Security forces cordoned off the area to prevent further attacks, as ambulances evacuated the injured. Also in Salaheddin, a police officer lost his life and four members of the pro-government Sunni militia known as Salvation Councils were wounded in separate attacks in the al-Sherqat district.

At least 9 die in bombings of Iraqi market

Baghdad, Dec 20 (EFE).- At least nine people died and 11 others were hurt Friday when two bombs went off in close succession at a market in the northern province of Salaheddin, Iraqi police sources told Efe. The attack took place at a livestock market in downtown Tuz Khurmato. Security forces cordoned off the area to prevent further attacks, as ambulances evacuated the injured. Also in Salaheddin, a police officer lost his life and four members of the pro-government Sunni militia known as Salvation Councils were wounded in separate attacks in the al-Sherqat district.

Attacks kill 20 in Iraq

Attacks in Iraq, including bombings in a market and another at a cemetery where victims of the earlier attack were to be buried, killed 20 people on Friday, officials said. In Tuz Khurmatu, 175 kilometres (110 miles) north of Baghdad, two bombs exploded in a livestock market, killing eight people and wounding 25. As people gathered at a cemetery to bury the victims of the market blasts, another bomb went off, killing three people and wounding two.

Bombings in Iraq kill 14

Bombings in Iraq, including two in a market and a third at a cemetery where victims of the earlier attack were to be buried, killed 14 people Friday, officials said. In Tuz Khurmatu, 175 kilometres (110 miles) north of Baghdad, two bombs exploded in a livestock market, killing eight people and wounding 25. As people gathered at a cemetery to bury the victims of the market blasts, another bomb went off, killing three people and wounding two.

Bombs in Iraq livestock market kill eight people

Two bombings in a livestock market in northern Iraq on Friday killed eight people, police and a doctor said. The blasts in Tuz Khurmatu, 175 kilometres (110 miles) north of Baghdad, also wounded 25 people. Militants in Iraq often target places where crowds of people gather, including markets, cafes and mosques, in an effort to cause maximum casualties. Friday's attacks came a day after three suicide bombers targeted Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad and south of the capital, killing at least 36 people, as militants shot dead a family of five west of the city.
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