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Dozens dead, wounded in Iraq violence

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June 20, 2010

Violence in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad has claimed dozens of lives and injured scores more, the country’s security officials say.

The Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Sunday that twin car bombs exploded within minutes of each other in a car park of a private bank in central Baghdad, Reuters reported.

According to Baghdad’s security spokesman Major General Qassim al-Moussawi, 18 people were killed and 42 others were injured in the bombings.

Two of those dead were police officers guarding a nearby Interior Ministry office.

Meanwhile, in another bombing incident, at least four people were killed and 16 others were wounded after three roadside bombs went off in Baghdad’s northern district of Hurriya, a security official told AFP.

The official further added that fire from a Katyusha multiple rocket launcher claimed the lives of three more people and wounded four in al-Obeidi.

Meanwhile, Iraqi police sources said the bodies of five women were found in central Baghdad. They are believed to have been killed two or three weeks ago.

This article was posted: Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 6:02 am

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