Iraq civilian deaths rise in January-govt figures

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BAGHDAD, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The number of civilians killed in violence rose slightly in January, according to government figures released on Wednesday, despite a series of lethal attacks that followed Iraq's worst political crisis in a year.

Health Ministry figures showed 99 civilians were killed in January, up from 90 in December. Thirty-one police and 21 soldiers were killed, down from 36 and 29 respectively the previous month, according to the interior and defence ministries.

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