The Iraqi police claim that bombings and shootings killed at least 14 people in northern Iraq on Friday. The latest in what has become the fiercest spate of violence in the country in years. It was ... more 
The Iraqi police claim that bombings and shootings killed at least 14 people in northern Iraq on Friday. The latest in what has become the fiercest spate of violence in the country in years. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks, but Sunni Islamist militants including al Qaeda have been regaining ground in Iraq, seeking to undermine the Shi'ite-led government. In the northern town of Hawija, 210 km north of the capital, Police said, militants stormed two adjacent houses, shot dead five members of the family that owned them and then bombed the buildings before escaping. less 
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Fri, Dec 20, 2013 9:03 PM EST