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12 killed in Iraq suicide attack

Twelve people have been killed in a suicide attack on an army patrol in northern Iraq, officials have said.

A police officer said the suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a passing army patrol in the northern city of Mosul, killing nine soldiers and three civilians. He added that 14 other people, including four civilians, were injured.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figure.

Mosul, 220 miles north-west of Baghdad, is one of Iraq's major flashpoints. A recent wave of bloodshed has killed more than 2,000 Iraqis since the start of April, the deadliest outbreak of violence in five years.

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