Iraq

Attacks in Iraq Kill 11

Including six dragged out of their homes and shot

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Attacks on Monday killed 11 people in Iraq, officials said, including six who were snatched from their homes and shot dead, the latest in spiralling violence.

Authorities have carried out wide-ranging operations against militant groups in recent weeks in a bid to combat the unrest, but analysts and diplomats say the government has not resolved the underlying causes of the violence.

The surge in unrest has spurred concerns of a revival of the all-out sectarian bloodshed that left tens of thousands dead in 2006 and 2007.