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At Least 12 Killed in Iraq Attacks


Authorities in Iraq say at least 12 people were killed in a series of attacks Wednesday, mainly in and around the northern city of Mosul.

Iraqi officials say a car bomb exploded near a Shi'ite mosque on the outskirts of Mosul, killing nine people and wounding others. A second blast in a nearby village also caused injuries. At least 22 people were wounded in the two explosions.

And police in central Mosul say at least seven people were wounded Wednesday when a gunman threw an explosive device at a police patrol.

Mosul has been the scene of a number of deadly attacks since U.S. combat troops formally withdrew from the city last week.

In other violence, Iraqi police and witnesses say at least three people have been killed and 18 wounded in a bombing south of Baghdad.

Authorities say the blast in the town of Musayyib appeared to target a wedding party.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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