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24 killed, 90 injured in Iraq bombings

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 01:12 hrs

Baghdad: At least 24 people were killed and about 90 wounded in separate incidents of violence in Iraq Thursday.

According to police, separate car bombing incidents left at least nine people killed and 29 injured here in the Iraqi capital city.

Five people were killed and 15 injured when two car bombs exploded near a popular restaurant in central Baghdad's Alwaya area, reported Xinhua citing a police source.

In another incident, four people were killed and 14 wounded when a car bomb went off near a cafe in the New Baghdad area in southeastern Baghdad, the source added.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Earlier in the day, at least 15 people were killed and 60 wounded in a suicide bomb attack in northern Iraq, police said.

The attack occurred when the suicide attacker detonated a truck bomb in Muwafaqiya, a village of the Shia Shabak community near Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, almost 6, 000 Iraqis have been killed and over 14,000 injured from January to September this year.




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