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Attacks across Iraq kill 15 people, including senior military commander

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 7:20am  ET

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Attacks across Iraq today have killed 15 people, including a senior military commander who died during a raid on an al-Qaida hideout.

Police officials said army Maj. Gen Mohammed al-Karawi, a colonel and five soldiers were killed when they stormed the booby-trapped hideout in western Anbar province.

Also in western Iraq, gunmen in a speeding car opened fire at a police checkpoint in the city of Fallujah, killing four policemen.

In the north, near the city of Kirkuk, an army officer and a soldier were killed when two mortar shells struck a military camp.

And in the town of Latifiyah, 20 miles south of Baghdad, a mortar shell hit a group of Shiite pilgrims heading to the holy sites in the city of Karbala.

No one has claimed responsibility for any of the attacks.


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