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17 killed in Iraqi violence

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
updated 1:21 PM EST, Thu February 20, 2014

(CNN) -- At least 17 people were killed and more than 35 others were wounded in Iraq when several mortar rounds hit an outdoor market south of Baghdad, police said Thursday.

The attack took place in the predominantly Shiite town of Musayyib in Babil province.

Meanwhile, a bounty has been offered to anyone who would kill a foreign fighter belonging to either al Qaeda or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Ministry of Defense announced. The ministry has offered a reward of about $17,000 for each foreign fighter killed and $25,000 if a foreign militant is captured alive in the war-torn nation.

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