Officials: attacks kill 13 people in Iraq

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Associated Press

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 6 at 6:33 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say a double car bomb attack targeting an ethnic minority has killed 13.

Police and officials say the bombings happened this morning in Tahrawa, a village inhabited by families from the Shabak ethnic group.

Police say 43 other people were wounded.

The Shabak have been targeted in the past by Sunni extremists, who consider them apostates.

Clashes meanwhile broke out in Mosul after police say gunmen tried to seize an army ammunition depot. Police say the attack was repelled, but six soldiers were killed and five others were wounded.

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