Iraq car bombs, blast kill 9, wound 34, sources say

August 15, 2012 21:23


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BAGHDAD - Two car bombs and a third blast killed at least nine people in Iraq on Wednesday, officials and security sources said, the latest in a spate of attacks raising fears of a return to widespread violence.

The first bomb hit a commercial district in the town of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, just after locals had gathered to break their Ramadan fast, said the sources.

Two people were killed and nine injured in the town in the central province of Diyala, police and hospital sources said.

A car bomb exploded soon afterwards in the town of Muqdadiya, also in Diyala, and when people gathered to see its aftermath, a second device detonated, the local mayor and police sources told Reuters.

Seven people were killed and 25 injured, the sources said.

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