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12 killed, 94 wounded in separate attacks in Iraq

English.news.cn   2013-08-21 02:17:58            

BAGHDAD, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least 12 people were killed and 94 others wounded in the latest violent attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, the police said.

Four people were killed and seven others wounded when two car bombs exploded in the Asrea village, 40 km north of Hilla in Babil province, south of Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua.

In the city of Amara, some 370 km southeast of Baghdad, one civilian was killed and 45 others were wounded by two car bombings, he added.

Meanwhile, three people were killed and 12 others injured when a roadside bomb went off in a popular cafe in Abara area, 15 km northeast of the city of Baquba, which is 60 km northeast of Baghdad, another police source said.

He went on saying that two policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb targeted a police patrol near Jalawla area, 70 km north of Baquba.

Elsewhere in Nasiriyah, some 370 km south of Baghdad, a total of 23 people were injured when two car bombs exploded, a local police source said, adding that the blasts also damaged a number of civilian vehicles and nearby buildings.

Local security authorities imposed a curfew across the city of Nasiriyah following the blasts until further notice, he said.

Also on Tuesday, four militants were killed and five others wounded when a roadside bomb targeted their car in the area of Rashad, 30 km south of the city of Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, a police source said.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in five years, raising fears that the latest bloodshed is bringing the country back to a full-blown civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007, when monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.

Editor: Yang Yi
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