2 killed, 12 injured in Iraq's violence
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    BAGHDAD, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed and 12 others injured in bomb attacks in Iraq's Baghdad and Diyala province on Thursday, police source said.

    A roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi Army patrol in northern Baghdad neighborhood of Adhamiyah, killing a civilian and wounding three people, including two soldiers, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

    Another civilian was killed and two people wounded, including a child, when a roadside bomb detonated in the town of Buhruz, near the Diyala capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, a provincial police source said.

    Separately, a roadside bomb went off near an Iraqi Army vehicle near the town of Saadiyah, 60 km north of Baquba, wounding an officer and a soldier aboard, the source said.

    Also in Diyala, three more soldiers were wounded when a roadside bomb hit their vehicle in the town of Baladruz, 30 km east of Baquba, the source added.

    Moreover, two people were wounded when an explosive charge detonated outside a house in the city of Baquba, he said, adding the Iraqi security forces sealed off the scene and captured three suspects for interrogation.

    Diyala province, which stretches from the eastern edges of Baghdad to the Iranian border east of the country, has long been a strong hold for al-Qaida militants and other insurgent groups since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 despite repeated U.S. and Iraqi military operations against them.

    Sporadic attacks continue in Iraq as part of recent deterioration in security which shaped a setback to the efforts of the Iraqi government to restore normalcy in the country after more than three months of U.S. troops pullout of cities and towns.

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Editor: Lin Zhi
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