Suicide bombers strike across Iraq

Police say a series of attacks have killed at least 27 people and wounded about 60.

    A bomb exploded in a car park opposite the Iranian embassy in Baghdad, damaging other cars [AFP]

    Witnesses said that the attacker detonated a car loaded with explosives between the party offices and a social club in the village. Some of the victims were thought to be Kurdish peshmerga fighters.
     
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    In the city of Baquba, in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad, a suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into a police building, killing 10 people and wounding 10 others, police said.
     
    Baghdad attacks
     
    In Baghdad, a suicide bomber attacked a restaurant in the district of Karradet Mariam, a mixed Sunni-Shia neighbourhood less than 100 metres from the Green Zone which houses various government buildings and embassies.
     
    Police said the man was wearing an explosive belt when he walked into Al-Yasmin restaurant at around 11am. 
     
    They said seven people were killed and an additional 16 people were wounded.
     

    A parked car bomb also exploded in Karradet outside the Iranian Embassy around noon, killing one civilian, and drive-by shooters attacked guards outside Tunisia's embassy, Iraqi police said.

     

    Two guards were injured in the shooting outside the Tunisian embassy in Mansour, a mostly Sunni district in western Baghdad, police said.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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