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Bomb explosions kill four in Iraq

Children inspect the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in Husseiniya, about 13 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP photo)

Bomb blasts have taken four more lives in Iraq while a mortar attack on a police training facility also injured two officers.

According to security and medical sources, separate roadside bombings in an area north of the capital, Baghdad, and in a neighborhood in the south of the city left two people dead on Tuesday.

Two fighters were also killed when a bomb inside a truck went off at a gathering of security forces near the northern city of Samarra.

Seven police officers sustained injuries in the clashes that ensued at the site of the explosion.

Meanwhile, two police officers at Camp Speicher, a former US base outside the northern city of Tikrit, were wounded in a mortar attack.

No one or group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Daesh Takfiri militants who captured parts of northern and western Iraq last year carry out regular attacks on security forces and civilians in the Arab country.

At least five people lost their lives and nearly a dozen others suffered injuries when a series of bomb explosions ripped through residential neighborhoods in Baghdad on October 23.

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq says a total of 717 Iraqis were killed and another 1,216 wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in September alone.

According to the UN mission, the number of civilian fatalities stood at 537. Violence also claimed the lives of 180 members of the Iraqi security forces.

Army soldiers and Popular Mobilization Units have joined forces and are seeking to take back militant-held regions in joint operations.

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