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Police say 5 killed in 2 attacks in northern Iraq

Officials say four policemen have been killed in an attack targeting their patrol unit in northern Iraq. Seven civilians were also injured in the attack that occurred when an explosives-laden car detonated next to a police patrol in the town of Beiji.

world Updated: Jun 29, 2010 15:24 IST

Officials say four policemen have been killed in an attack targeting their patrol unit in northern Iraq.

Police and hospital officials say seven civilians were also injured in the Tuesday morning attack that occurred when an explosives-laden car detonated next to a police patrol in the town of Beiji, 155 miles (250 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

In a separate incident also on Tuesday, police said gunmen opened fire on an oil truck traveling on a highway just outside Beiji, killing its driver.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.