14 January 2014

Attacks Kill 26 More In Iraq During UN Chief's Visit | RallyPoint.com


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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Fresh violence killed at least 26 people Monday in Iraq, where the U.N. chief was on a visit urging leaders to tackle the issues driving fighting in a western province where the army is in a standoff with al-Qaida-linked fighters.

Police officials said the deadliest of the attacks took place at night when a car bomb exploded near a market in Baghdad's northeastern district of Shaab, killing 10 people, including three policemen, and wounding 13 others.

A car bomb also exploded in a commercial street in northwestern Baghdad, police said, killing five people and wounding 14.

Another car bomb killed four and wounded 12 in a commercial street in Baghdad's Hurriyah neighborhood, police said.

Earlier, another car bomb exploded in a commercial street in northern Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 13 others.

Near the city of Fallujah, army artillery shelled a village overnight, killing four civilians, hospital officials said.

Medics in nearby hospital confirmed the death toll for all attacks. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information.

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