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Militants attack Iraqi police station north of Baghdad, killing 5 officers, 4 civilians

  • Iraqi Army soldiers stand guard as Shiite as Shiite faithful pilgrims march to Karbala for Arbaeen in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. The holiday marks the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraqi Army soldiers stand guard as Shiite as Shiite faithful pilgrims march to Karbala for Arbaeen in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. The holiday marks the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iraqi Army soldiers stand guard as Shiite pilgrims march in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 marking the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, seen on the flag, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraqi Army soldiers stand guard as Shiite pilgrims march in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 marking the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, seen on the flag, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)  (The Associated Press)

Officials in Iraq say militants have attacked a police station in a village north of Baghdad, killing nine people.

A police officer says the attack at dawn Sunday started with a suicide car bombing in the village of al-Salman outside the town of Tarmiyah, followed by an assault by armed militants.

He said the attack killed five police officers and four civilians and wounded 11 people. Tarmiyah is about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Baghdad.

Two medical officials confirmed the causality figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release the information.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, are fighting the extremist Islamic State group, which now controls about a third of the country.