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Attacks kill 5 in Iraq, including journalist

Sunday - 11/24/2013, 1:40pm  ET

Civilians leave their home damaged in a double suicide bomb attack at a market the day before, in Tuz Khormato, 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov 24, 2013. Officials in Iraq say scores have been killed on Saturday when a suicide bomber set off his explosive belt near a line of people waiting to buy bread from a baker, a second bomber drove an explosive-laden car into the crowd that gathered after the first explosion. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)

JOSH LEDERMAN
Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say a series of bombings and shootings have killed five people, including a television journalist.

Police say the deadliest attack happened Sunday night when a bomb exploded near an outdoor market in Baghdad's northern district of Shaab, killing two people and wounding seven.

Police say a bomb blast in downtown Baghdad killed one person. They also say gunmen carrying with pistols fitted with silencers stormed a small restaurant and killed the owner.

In the northern city of Mosul, police say gunmen killed Alaa Idwar, a cameraman working for a local TV station, as he as he walked near his house.

Medical officials confirmed the causality figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to journalists.


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