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But attacks against civilians, the police and military appears to have continued unabated into October.
On October 1, three people were killed and five wounded when the police headquarters in Tikrit, capital of the Salahudin province north of Baghdad, came under mortar attack and a suicide car bombing.
A day later, a girl was killed when a roadside bomb targeting the mayor of Samarra, north of Baghdad, exploded near his convoy. In Salahudin province, a lawyer was killed when his car exploded.
In Kirkuk, 250km north of Baghdad, one person was killed and 15 wounded in a car bomb explosion near the local government office.
In Tal Afar, west of Mosul, a car bomb near a local police station killed one officer and wounded five others.
The UN says that nearly 5,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since April as Iraq was set for provincial elections.
Middle East observers have warned that Iraq is at risk of being pulled into the Syrian civil war, which has increasingly become sectarian in nature.
In the period 2005-2007, tens of thousands of Iraqis where killed when Sunni and Shia militia engaged in an all-out war for control of Baghdad and surrounding areas.