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Car bombing in Iraq kills 14

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  • Bombing occurred at an Iraqi police checkpoint in mainly Kurdish town of Jalawla
  • Six police officers were killed, and another five were wounded
  • Suicide bomber in city of Tal Afar kills at least nine on Saturday, U.S. military says
  • Bomb in parked car kills at least three, wounds 23 others in Baghdad
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A suicide car bombing killed 14 people and wounded 20 others Sunday in the town of Jalawla, an official with Jalawla police said.

Six police officers were killed, and another five officers were among the wounded, the official said.

Iraq's Interior Ministry confirmed the incident, which occurred at an Iraqi police checkpoint in Jalawla, about 43 miles north of Baquba. Jalawla is a mainly Kurdish town located in Diyala province and one of the disputed areas between the central government and the Kurdish Regional Government.

On Saturday, the Interior Ministry said a suicide car bombing near a car dealership killed 11 Iraqis and wounded 36 in the northern city of Tal Afar.

The U.S. military put the death toll at nine for that attack -- which it said targeted civilians -- and said 40 people were wounded. Tal Afar is about 43 miles west of Mosul.

In Baghdad, at least three people were killed and 23 others were wounded when a parked car bomb detonated Saturday evening in a busy area of central Baghdad's Karrada district, a ministry official said.

A dozen cars were destroyed, the official said.

Also on Saturday, a roadside bombing targeting a police patrol in northern Baghdad wounded at least seven people.

Three of the injured were policemen and the other four were civilians.

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