Attacks kill 14 today

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Associated Press

Posted on May 11, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Updated Sunday, May 11 at 1:34 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Deadly attacks continue in Iraq, a day after militants attacked a remote military barracks in the north and killed 20 troops.

Authorities say 14 people have been killed today, including members of a militia that joined forces with U.S. troops at the height of the Iraq war to fight al-Qaida.

Seven members of the Sahwa militia were shot dead by gunmen firing from a speeding car in a town 60 miles north of Baghdad.

Another militia member was killed along with his brother and son when gunmen stormed his house in a town south of Baghdad.

And gunmen attacked a checkpoint outside Mosul, killing three police officers and a militiaman. Mosul was al-Qaida's last major urban stronghold in the country before U.S. troops wrested it back in 2008. But Sunni insurgent groups remain strong in the region.

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