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9 Killed in Iraq Attacks

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A suicide car bomb and other attacks in northern Iraq killed nine people Saturday.

Officials say the deadliest attack occurred near the northern city of Mosul, where a suicide car bomber who targeted a police patrol killed a policeman and three other people.

In Tuz Khormato, 200 kilometers north of Baghdad, gunmen killed three policemen and wounded a fourth.

Violence was also reported in the cities of Tikrit and Samarra.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Violence has escalated in Iraq in recent months, raising concerns of a return to a full-fledged sectarian war.

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