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Five killed in incidents in, near Baghdad
Several attacks in and around Baghdad killed five people and injured 22 others Thursday, security officials said.
In one incident, police said bombs in three parked cars exploded outside of residential buildings in the Taji area, about 20 miles north of the Iraqi capital, killing two and wounding 15, CNN reported.
Another car bomb went off near an outdoor market in a western Baghdad neighborhood, killing one person and injuring seven others, police said.
In Samarra, a city about 62 miles north of Baghdad, a gunman shot and killed two members of a local Awakening Council, CNN said. The Awakening Councils, also known as the Sons of Iraq, are mainly Sunni Arab fighters who turned against Iraq’s al-Qaida insurgents in 2006.
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