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18 dead in twin Iraq attacks

18 dead in twin Iraq attacks
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At least eighteen people have been killed in separate attacks in Iraq’s Diyala province.

Ten died in a bomb blast in the town of Khalis, according to medical sources. And gunmen raided three homes in the village of Jil al-Said, shooting eight people dead.

It is unknown who carried out the attacks.

The killings come during a visit to Iraq by US Vice President Joe Biden.