Iraq: 69 killed and 230 wounded by bombings today

Iraq: 69 killed and 230 wounded by bombings today

Kirkūk : Iraq | Aug 15, 2011 at 1:07 PM PDT
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Wave of bombings and shootings in Iraq

A series of attacks that hit Iraqi cities today, caused 69 deaths and over 230 injured, most of the casualties occurred in the southern city of Kut, in what is considered the bloodiest day of the year. The reports issued by various sources gradually revealed few differences in the figures. The deadliest attack was a double bombing that killed at least 40 dead and 65 wounded in Kut, 160 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, said Ghaled Khazaa Rashid, spokesman for the health care services in the region. The morning passed in a climate of violence: car bombs, attacks of various types, shootings and ambushes throughout the country, the Interior Ministry said. seven members of the security forces were killed by three car bombs in two towns located south of the capital. From these facts, the most serious attack was a car loaded with explosives blew up near a police station in the center of the city of Najaf, which killed four policemen, wounded 12 and damaged nearby buildings to the site of detonation. Media reported one person was killed and 18 injured in two explosions in the northern city of Kirkuk. The first bomb, hidden in a motorcycle exploded in a crowded market, killing one civilian and wounded 11, and a car bomb exploded in the neighborhood Tesein and wounded seven people, police said. In Tikrit (north) three men robbed an old building of the former Saddam Hussein, now government office, and destroyed two police officers and the head of a special unit, wounding 10 officers.

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A car bomb and a roadside blast in the central Iraqi city of Kut killed at least 33 people and wounded 52 others
A car bomb and a roadside blast in the central Iraqi city of Kut killed at least 33 people and wounded 52 others
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