25 killed in Iraq attacks

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Baghdad: At least 25 people were killed and 31 wounded in separate attacks across Iraq, authorities said. In Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala, eight Sunni civilians were killed and eight of their homes and a mosque set on fire when gunmen, believed to be Shia militiamen, attacked the village of Boudjah near the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, a police source as said.
Also in Diyala, a civilian was killed and his wife wounded when gunmen opened fire on their car in Udheim area, while a policeman was killed by gunmen near his house in Himreen area, northeast of Baquba.
In Anbar province, six civilians were killed and 24 wounded in air strikes and artillery shelling on several neighbourhoods in the city of Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, a medical source from the city hospital said.
Separately, fierce clashes between Iraqi troops and gunmen in the city of Ramadi, some 110 km west of Baghdad, killed six militants believed to be linked to Islamic States of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).
IANS