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Suicide bombing, other attacks kill 14

Attacks across Iraq, including a suicide bombing targeting soldiers on patrol and a drive-by shooting, killed at least 14 people Sunday, officials said.

The day's deadliest attack happened in the northern city of Mosul, where a suicide bomber attacked an army patrol, killing four officers and four soldiers, authorities said. The attack also wounded nine soldiers and four civilians, officials said. Mosul is 225 miles northwest of Baghdad.

In Baghdad, gunmen in a speeding car opened fire at a checkpoint run by anti-al-Qaeda, pro-government Sunni militiamen in Baghdad's western suburb of Abu Ghraib, killing four and wounding three, a police officer said.

Meanwhile, a bombing at an outdoor market in the capital's western Jihad neighborhood killed two civilians and wounded eight, the officer said. - AP

Barracks returned

Half of an Auschwitz-Birkenau barracks that was on loan to the United States has been returned to Poland after two decades and long negotiations, officials said Sunday. The Nazi barracks was one of the main items at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, which wanted the lease extended. But Poland asked for it back after adopting regulations in 2003 that limit the loan of all historical and art works to five years maximum. That led to years of negotiations between the museums and governments. - AP

Fighters retreat

The estimated 25,000 armed fighters whom the government said had been marching toward what could have been a vicious military confrontation have mostly disbanded and returned home, a government spokesman said Sunday. Michael Makuei Lueth said Nuer community leaders in Jonglei state met with the fighters and persuaded most to stand down. Only a "very few" refused, said Luet. - AP