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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say separate attacks in the capital, Baghdad, have killed at least eight people and wounded over a dozen others.

The first of Thursday's attacks came when a bomb ripped through an outdoor market in Baghdad's southwestern suburb of Nahrawan, killing three civilians and wounding 12.

A police officer says a bomb also struck a military patrol in the northeastern district of Rashdiya, killing three soldiers and wounding seven.

Another officer says mortar shells hit the residential area in the southern district of Dora, killing two civilians and wounding six.

Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

The attacks come as Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants to retake areas in the country's north.

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