Deaths reported in Iraq suicide blasts

String of attacks near Baghdad kill 17 and leave several wounded.

    Deaths reported in Iraq suicide blasts
    Another car bomb exploded near a market in the north Baghdad neighbourhood of Shula, killing five [Reuters]

    A series of blasts in Iraq, including one by a suicide bomber have killed at least 17 people and dozens more wounded. 

    Tuesday's attacks struck an Iraqi army checkpoint south of Baghdad, a military base north of the capital and a mostly Shiite neighbourhood in north Baghdad, according to police officials. 

    Seven people were killed and at least 24 wounded when a car bomb was detonated near an army camp oin the town of Taji, 25 kilometres north of Baghdad. 

    A suicide attack at the army checkpoint in the town of Mahmudiyah, 30 kilometres south of Baghdad, killed five and wounding 14 including four soldiers. 

    Another car bomb exploded near a market in the north Baghdad neighbourhood of Shula, killing five people and wounding 13. 

    No one has claimed responsibility. 

    The string of attacks come five days after an al-Qaeda linked group called the Islamic State of Iraq launched attacks across the country killing 88 people. 

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Do you really know the price of milk?

    Do you really know the price of milk?

    Answer as many correct questions as you can and see where your country ranks in the global cost of living.

    The Coming War on China

    The Coming War on China

    Journalist John Pilger on how the world's greatest military power, the US, may well be on the road to war with China.