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Serial bombings target Iraq security forces, 15 killed

Baghdad: As many as 15 people were killed and 11 injured in a string of bombing and shooting incidents that mainly targeted security forces in Iraq, police said on Wednesday.

In northern Iraq, a booby-trapped car struck a police patrol in Mosul city, some 400 km from Baghdad, killing four policemen and two passers-by and wounding another policeman, reported Xinhua citing a police source.

Security personnel in Iraq were targeted. AFP.

Security personnel in Iraq were targeted. AFP.

In a separate incident, a policeman shot dead two gunmen who were caught planting a roadside bomb in Mosul, the source said.

In another incident, a child was killed and three policemen were injured in Mosul when a roadside bomb went off near a police patrol.

Elsewhere, three policemen were killed and another was wounded in a roadside bomb near their patrol near the Duluiyah city, some 90 km from Baghdad, a police source said.

In Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a civilian was killed while six people were wounded in a bomb explosion late Tuesday outside a mosque, a police source said. In the morning, two civilians were killed in separate attacks by gunmen near Baquba city, some 65 km from Baghdad, the source added.

In addition, bomb experts defused a car bomb loaded with about 200 kg of explosives on a main road used by security forces near Bani Saad town, some 20 km from Baquba, the source said.

IANS