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9 dead as violence erupts in Iraq

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
March 5, 2013 -- Updated 1646 GMT (0046 HKT)

Baghdad () -- (CNN) -- At least nine people were killed in Iraq on Tuesday, five in Kirkuk and four in Baghdad, police said.

Two car bombs exploded near police patrols in the oil-rich and ethnically volatile city of Kirkuk. At least 18 people were wounded as well.

Gunmen in Baghdad shot and killed the four in three incidents.

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