Iraq Violence Kills 14


Bombings and shootings in Iraq, including two blasts in the capital, killed at least 14 people, officials said.

The deadliest attack was a bomb that exploded on a highway between Baghdad and the Northern city of Mosul, killing three police and four detainees who had been captured during a raid, AFP reported Sunday.

In North Baghdad, a roadside bomb exploded near bicycle shops in the Sadr City area, killing at least two people and wounding at least seven, while another bombing in the Hurriyah area wounded at least three more people.

Three shootings in the Northern city of Mosul — one of the most dangerous parts of the country — killed four people, including the brother of a provincial councilor and a health directorate employee.

And a bomb exploded in a house in the Siniyah area North of Baghdad, killing a policeman and wounding two others.

More than 610 people have been killed in attacks and clashes since the beginning of the month, and over 1,600 since January 1, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.