Car bomb, other attacks kill 5 in Iraqi city

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say a car bomb has hit a patrol in Mosul, one of three attacks in the northern Iraqi city that left five dead.

A police officer says the car bomb went off at a house early Sunday morning while a joint army-police unit was conducting door-to-door searches. The blast killed two policemen and one soldier.

Downtown, militants gunned down a policeman in his car. Authorities also found a body floating in the Tigris river, shot at close range with the hands tied behind the back.

Mosul, some 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, is a former stronghold of Sunni militants.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke anonymously as they were not authorized to release information.

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