Iraq police say suicide bomber kills 6; car bomb kills 10 in north

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say a car bombing in northern Iraq today has killed at least 10 people and wounded 12 others.

A police officer says the parked, explosives-laden car targeted a joint Iraqi army and police patrol while it passed through a busy commercial area in the city of Mosul. He added that at least five civilians and five security personnel were killed.

Mosul is located about 225 miles northwest of Baghdad.

Elsewhere in the north, an Iraqi police officer says a suicide bomber killed at least six people by driving his explosives-laden vehicle into a security checkpoint in the town of Dibis. The town is located near the city of Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad. Some 15 other people were wounded.

Sunni Insurgent groups have escalated attacks across the country since last year in bid to undermine Shiite-led government efforts to maintain security.

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