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27 killed in a string of attacks in Iraq

A string of attacks in different parts of Iraq left at least 27 people killed and 13 wounded, police said today.

world Updated: Jul 09, 2013 09:33 IST

A string of attacks in different parts of Iraq left at least 27 people killed and 13 wounded, police said on Monday.

Four people were killed and six injured when a car bomb struck a policeman's house in the residential complex of Mishraq, near Mosul city, some 400 km from Baghdad, reported Xinhua citing a police source.

Two civilians were killed and four wounded, including two army members, when a car bomb targeted an army patrol in Mosul, the source said.

Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen killed Qahtan Sammy, a spokesperson for Nineveh province, as he drove his car in Mosul, the source added.

Also, four people were killed in two separate attacks near Diyala's provincial capital of Baquba, some 65km from Baghdad, local media reported.

Unidentified gunmen killed two brothers inside a grove near Baquba. While in another attack, unidentified gunmen opened fire and killed two people near Kobbah village, a security source said.

The police said earlier that 12 people were killed and three wounded in two attacks near Baghdad.