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Iraq violence claims at least 7 women, children

From Jomana Karadsheh, CNN
  • At least 7 people have been killed in attacks in Iraq over the past day
  • A woman and her 4 children were killed when two homes were bombed near Baghdad

Baghdad (CNN) -- At least seven people have been killed in Iraq over the last 24 hours, Iraqi officials said Friday.

Among the dead: a woman and her four children killed when two homes were bombed in al-Iskandariya, south of Baghdad. Another woman and three children were injured.

Two policemen were killed in a separate attack on convoy in central Samarra, north of the Iraqi capital. Four other people were wounded in the attack, according to local police.

Another policeman was wounded in Baghdad Friday night when a roadside bomb detonated by a police patrol, an Interior Ministry official told CNN.