Double car bombing, clashes kill 20 in northern Iraq

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Associated Press

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 6 at 3:06 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq say at least 20 people are dead after a back-to-back car bombing targeting an ethnic minority, and militant attacks on Iraqi soldiers and police.

The double bombing took place in the morning in a village inhabited by families from the Shabak ethnic group, killing seven people. The group is an offshoot of Shiite Islam. It's been targeted in the past by Sunni extremists.

Clashes broke out today in Mosul after gunmen attempted to seize an army ammunition depot. The attack was repelled, but police say six soldiers were killed. And in the same city, clashes in several neighborhoods left seven members of the security forces dead, along with 16 militants who tried to take control of some neighborhoods.

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