Two bombs kill at least 34 in Iraq's Kut, officials say

August 15, 2011 09:38


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BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb and a car bomb killed at least 34 people in Iraq's Kut city, police and local officials said on Monday.

The roadside bomb exploded in a public square in Kut, 150 kms southeast of Baghdad, and a car bomb detonated when security forces arrived on the scene, police said.

Khamis al-Saad, Iraq's deputy health minister, told Reuters 34 people were killed in Kut and 64 wounded.

"Hospitals are still receiving casualties, but the situation is under control," Saad said.

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