Gunmen kill 6 in northern Iraq

2012-08-19 09:04
An Iraqi police man inspects the scene of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, Iraq. (Emad Matti, AP)

An Iraqi police man inspects the scene of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, Iraq. (Emad Matti, AP)

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Baghdad - Iraqi officials say gunmen have raided two family homes in a northern Iraqi city, killing six people.

Provincial police officials say the raids took place on Saturday in the city of Mosul. In the first attack, four people were killed, including a husband and wife. In the second house, gunmen killed two men.

Local authorities say they are investigating the two attacks. Mosul was once an al-Qaeda stronghold. It is about 360km north of Baghdad.

The attacks came two days after a relentless assault across the country killed at least 93 people and wounded many more in what was the second deadliest day in Iraq since US troops left in December.

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