25 Aug '13, 3pm

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BAGHDAD — Insurgents bent on destabilizing Iraq killed at least 23 people in eight separate attacks Aug. 25, including five kidnapped Iraqi soldiers and an 8-year-old child, officials said. The boldest attack was near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, where militants set up a fake security checkpoint, captured five soldiers and shot them dead, a police officer said. The soldiers were dressed in civilian clothes and returning to base in a taxi, he added. Inside Mosul, other gunmen in a speeding car shot and killed a grocer, he said, adding that the motive was not immediately clear. The grocer was a member of the Shabak ethnic group, which has its own distinct language and religious beliefs. Mosul, a former insurgent stronghold, is about 220 miles northwest of Baghdad. Another police officer said a car bomb exploded as a judge drove past in the northern town of Balad, killin...

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