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Violence in Iraq claims four lives

FLASHBACK: A burned out car is seen among rubble at the site of a bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, August 25, 2010. UPI/Photo
FLASHBACK: A burned out car is seen among rubble at the site of a bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, August 25, 2010. UPI/Photo | License Photo

BAGHDAD, May 31 (UPI) -- Bombings in Baghdad and Mosul killed at least four people and wounded at least five others, officials said Tuesday.

In Mosul, Nineveh governor Athil al-Nujaifi escaped assassination during a bombing attempt on his convoy, al-Sumaria reported. A drive-by shooting in Nineveh killed the head of a cement company and injured a company employee, officials said.

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In Baghdad, a man and woman were killed in a roadside bombing in al-Shaab district, police said. Four other people were injured.

A police office was killed by gunmen using silenced weapons in the northern Baghdad district of al-Tarmiya, al-Sumaria reported.

Also in Baghdad, officials said a Defense Ministry officer was wounded when a bomb stuck to his car detonated in al-Amin district.

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