15 people killed, 41 wounded in central Iraq   2011-11-26 21:17:54 FeedbackPrintRSS

BAGHDAD, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Up to 15 people were killed and 41 others wounded in two major attacks in central Iraq on Saturday, the police said.

In the morning, eight construction workers were killed and 13 others wounded when two roadside bombs went off almost simultaneously near their bus while travelling in the Abu Ghraib area, some 20 km west of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Earlier, the source put the toll at seven killed and eight wounded by the blasts which also destroyed the bus.

Insurgent attacks continue in the once volatile Sunni Arab area in west of Baghdad that stretches through Anbar province to Iraq's western borders with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Separately, up to seven people were killed and 28 wounded before midday when three bombs went off successively at the crowded commercial area of Bab al-Sharji, where dozens of stalls scatter at the popular open market, an Interior Ministry source anonymously told Xinhua.

Earlier, the source put the toll at four killed and 25 wounded by the blasts.

Violence remains common in Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease since its peak in 2006 and 2007 when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.

Special Report: Situation in Iraq


Editor: Zhang Xiang
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