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Five servicemen killed, seven wounded in northern Iraq

March 11, 2014, 15:18 UTC+3
None of the Iraqi militant groups has claimed responsibility for the attacks
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Civilians inspect the site of a massive bomb attack in Hillah March 9

Civilians inspect the site of a massive bomb attack in Hillah March 9

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CAIRO, March 11. /ITAR-TASS/. At least five servicemen were killed as a result of two terrorist attacks in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, Aswat Al Iraq online news resource reported on Tuesday.

The report says that two soldiers were killed in the eastern part of the city, when unidentified persons opened gunfire at the army’s checkpoint. The attackers managed to flee.

In the west of Mosul, a suicide bomber set off an explosive device near military facilities. Three servicemen died and seven were wounded.

None of the Iraqi militant groups has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

On Sunday, 45 people were killed and over 150 were injured after a terrorist attack in Hillah, in 100 km to the south from Baghdad. The explosion occurred at a major checkpoint. Police officers noticed that the coming microbus was suspicious, and when the car stopped and the police officers approached to check the driver’s documents, a powerful blast occurred.

According to UNO data, 703 people were killed in Iraq as a result of terrorist attacks in February. Among the victims are 564 civilians, as well as 139 law enforcers and servicemen. The UN report also says that the numbers may rise since it is difficult to count the death toll in Anbar Province, where the counter-terrorist operation is underway. Meanwhile, Iraqi authorities report 790 victims. According to the report, 1381 people were wounded, the majority of them being civilians.

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