Insurgent attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 11 people

March 5, 2015 4:53 PM

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Insurgents unleashed a series of attacks mostly targeting civilian areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 11 people, as Islamic State militants in the country's north set oil wells ablaze in an attempt to slow government forces battling to reclaim territory.

A bomb ripped through an outdoor market in the Baghdad suburb of Nahrawan, killing three civilians and wounding 12, a police officer said. Another bomb targeted a military patrol in a northeastern district, killing three soldiers and wounding seven, he added.

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