More die in Baghdad violence

At least 10 people die and 30 are wounded in series of attacks in Iraqi capital.

    Twin bombings in the Harfiyeh neighbourhood killed eight people and wounded 25 others [AFP]


    A man was then killed when a mine went off on Palestine Street as a police patrol passed. Five people were wounded, three of them policemen.

    Six people were wounded, three of them soldiers, when their convoy hit a makeshift mine.

    Kirkuk attack

    Outside the capital, three people were killed and one wounded when armed men opened fire near the northern oil city of Kirkuk, police Lieutenant Abdullah al-Obeidi said.

    Nationwide, levels of violence had reached a four-year low, but they have picked up again in recent weeks.

    On Monday, 34 people were killed and dozens wounded, including 22 people when a woman suicide bomber blew herself up in a crowd of people  who had gathered for a feast in the province of Diyala.

    On Friday, a suicide bomber blew up a lorry near a police  station in Dujail, north of Baghdad, killing 31 people in the deadliest attack in nearly three months.

    General Raymond Odierno, the new commander of US forces in Iraq, , warned when he took up his new post on Tuesday that recent security gains remained "fragile and reversible".

    SOURCE: Agencies


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