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Violence in Baghdad kills 11 Iraqis, injures 7 others

BAGHDAD, May 21 (KUNA) -- Eleven Iraqis were killed and seven others were injured during violence in several areas of the Iraqi capital on Wednesday.
A police source told KUNA that three IEDs exploded when a patrol for the Multi-National Force (MNF) was passing by in the Obaidi area, leading to huge damages to the MNF vehicle.
Then clashes erupted between masked gunmen and the Iraqi-US troops, said the source, noting that several citizens were caught in the crossfire, leading to the death of 11 citizens and the injury of three others.
Meanwhile, another Iraqi police source said that four citizens were injured when an IED exploded in the Beirut square in Palestine Street, Baghdad. (end) mhg.gta KUNA 211702 May 08NNNN