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Iraqi officials: 9 killed in jewelry heist in eastern Baghdad market
BAGHDAD (AP) ' Iraqi police and health officials say robbers have killed nine people and wounded 14 others in a jewelry heist in eastern Baghdad.
A police officer says two carloads of robbers stormed four jewelry stores Monday in a small market in the Shiite neighborhood of Ur before noon.
He said the gunmen stole gold and cash after a gunfight with nearby security forces.
He said two policemen and two soldiers were among the dead and the rest were passers-by.
A doctor in a nearby hospital confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.