Multiple attacks in northern Iraq leave 11 dead
Iraq's Kirkuk province has been a target of many suicide bombing attacks this year (Ako Rasheed/Reuters)
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11 people died in a series of attacks in northern Iraq Monday, according to Agence-France Presse.
Suicide bombers targeted police sites and security authorities in multiple cities in the north of the war-torn country.
In the predominantly Sunni town of Sharqat, four policemen were killed and twelve were wounded from two suicide bombers targeting a police station.
In Tikrit, a car bomb targeting a police academy detonated killing one and wounding nine others.
In the disputed northern province of Kirkuk, known to be home to multiple religious and ethnic groups, two policemen were killed from another two suicide bombers targeting a police station. Seven others were wounded.
In related news from Monday, gunmen reportedly shot three civil servants in the northern city of Mosul, and a grenade attack on an army checkpoint near northern Baghdad killed a soldier.
Monday's attacks follow Sunday's bombings targeting police headquarters in the city of Baquba, killing three security officials.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called on Washington to assist Iraq in curbing the escalating violence throughout the country and tightening the borders between Iraq and Syria. The government's actions thus far have done little to stop the spread of bloodshed nationally, with more than 5,400 people killed so far this year.
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