Monday, July 23, 2012

Bomb Attacks, Shootings Kill 91, Injure Dozens in Iraq

Bomb attacks, shootings kill 91, injure dozens in Iraq

Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:32AM GMT

At least 91 people, including security forces, have been killed in bomb attacks and shootings carried out in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, the northern city of Kirkuk and several other towns.

Iraqi security and medical sources said a total of more than 170 people were injured in the attacks on Monday.

At least 42 people were killed in a series of bombings in the town of Taji, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) north of Baghdad.

Gunmen carried out an attack on a military base east of the town of Dhuluiyah, north of the capital, at 5:00 a.m. local time (0200 GMT), killing 15 Iraqi soldiers.

Three people were also killed in two bomb attacks in the neighborhoods of Husseiniyah and Yarmuk in Baghdad, and a car bombing carried out in the Shia neighborhood of Sadr City at 9:30 a.m. local time (0630 GMT) killed at least 12 people.

In Kirkuk and the towns of Tuz Khurmatu and Dibis in Kirkuk Province, bomb attacks killed seven people, the sources said.

A woman was also killed in a car bombing near a mosque in the town of Dujail in Salahuddin Province, north of Baghdad.

Meanwhile, security officials in the city of Baqouba, the capital of Diyala Province, said 11 people, including Iraqi soldiers, were killed in checkpoint shootings and bomb attacks in the province.

The latest attacks in Iraq marked the deadliest day in the country in two years.

Only in June, nearly 200 people were killed and scores of others injured in similar attacks across Iraq.

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