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Suicide attack kills at least 7 in northern Iraq

By the CNN Wire Staff

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- A suicide attack on a police patrol in northern Iraq killed at least six officers and one civilian, and wounded 14 others, police officials said.

The blast took place late Sunday in Shirqat town about 185 miles (300 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

Authorities said police were responding to a roadside bombing in the same area when the suicide bomber walked up to them and detonated.

CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report.