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11 killed in Iraq attacks

From Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
updated 9:28 AM EDT, Mon March 12, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Six people are killed after gunmen rob two Baghdad jewelry stores
  • Police say the gunmen escaped with gold and cash
  • Five security guards also die in shootout at mayor's office in northern Iraq town

Baghdad (CNN) -- Gunmen stormed a mayor's office in northern Iraq Monday, killing five security guards, police said.

In a separate incident, six people were killed after gunmen raided two jewelry stores in northeastern Baghdad, police said.

The mayor was not in his office at the time of the attack, which occurred early Monday in al-Dhuloiya, a predominantly Sunni town in Salaheddin province about 70 kilometers (45 miles) north of Baghdad.

Later Monday, gunmen robbed a pair of jewelry stores in the northeastern Baghdad neighborhood of al-Shaab before getting into a 15-minute shootout with police.

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Gunmen killed two people inside the stores. Four people were killed during clashes with police, including two officers and two civilians, police said. Ten people were injured.

The gunmen escaped with an undetermined amount of gold and cash, authorities said.

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