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1 Policeman killed, 9 people injured in Iraq's Kirkuk

07-09-2012 00:05 BJT

Kirkuk, Iraq, July 8 (Xinhua) -- A policeman was killed and nine people were injured Sunday in separate bomb attacks in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, a provincial police source said.

A roadside bomb struck the convoy of a police station chief in the southeast of Kirkuk city, some 250 km north of Baghdad, killing the policeman and wounding two others, including the police chief himself, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In a separate incident, a roadside bomb went off near a police patrol in central Kirkuk, wounding five policemen and two passers- by, the source added.

Oil-rich Kirkuk province is part of the disputed areas between the Kurds and both Arabs and Turkomans. The area has long been a hotbed of insurgency since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: Xinhua

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