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Scattered violence kills 11 in Iraq

Eleven people were killed in scattered violence around Iraq on Saturday, including eight who died when a suicide car bomber hit an Iraqi army checkpoint in the northern city of Tal Afar. In Baghdad, where sectarian violence between Shiites and Sunni Arabs has been rising steadily, two bullet-riddled bodies were pulled from the Tigris river in the downtown Karrada neighborhood, said police Lt. Bilal Ali Majid. Both had their hands and legs bound and showed signs of torture — hallmarks of the sectarian death squads that roam the capital. The suicide bomber hit the checkpoint at 8:45 a.m. in Tal Afar, 260 miles northwest of Baghdad, said Mosul police Col. Abdel-Karim al-Jubouri. Four soldiers and four civilians were killed in the attack, and another six people were wounded. Full Story

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