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Eight people lose life in violence in northern Iraq

IRBIL, Jan 8 (KUNA) -- Two policemen, five gunmen and three civilians died in violent incidents in northern Iraq on Friday, police said.
A police source told KUNA a booby-trapped car blew up in Ras Al-Jadeh region west of Mosul killing two members of a police patrol.
In the south of Mosul, American troops traded gunfire with gunmen, the police said, adding that five of the gunmen were killed in the firefight, and that the Americans suffered no casualties.
In a tribal gunfight in Sinjar in the north of Mosul, three civilians were killed and five others were wounded. (end) sbr.rk KUNA 081845 Jan 10NNNN