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Clashes kill nine police in north Iraq

An Iraqi policeman patrols in the eastern Baghdad area of Nahrawan after a deadly shootout with Sunni gunmen on March 30, 2011. At least nine police are killed during clashes in northern Iraq while five civilians die as a car bomb targets worshippers nearClashes in northern Iraq killed nine police and four gunmen on Friday, while a car bomb targeting worshippers near a Sunni mosque left at least six people dead, officials said. Mortar rounds were fired at checkpoints in the fierce fighting that also left another seven police wounded, police and a doctor said.