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9 killed, 29 wounded in bomb attacks in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Nov. 28 — Nine people were killed and 29 others wounded in separate bomb attacks across Iraq on Thursday, police said.

A roadside bomb went off in the town of Mahmoudiyah, some 30 km south of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding three others, a local police source told Xinhua.

Another roadside bomb ripped through a wholesale market in the town of Mashahda, some 30 km north of Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding nine others, a local police source said.

In Baghdad, a civilian was killed and six wounded in a roadside bomb explosion at an intersection in Palestine Street in the eastern part of the Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua.

In northern Iraq, two civilians from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority were shot dead and a third wounded by gunmen in Jamia district in the city of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

During the attack, an Iraqi security forces at the scene fired back at the gunmen, sparking a clash that resulted in the wounding of a policeman, the source added.

Earlier in the day, a series of car bomb attacks, including a suicide one, in the northern central province of Salahudin that killed a total of three people and injured nine others.

In one of Salahudin's attacks, a policeman was killed and three others were wounded when a suicide bomber blew up his explosive- laden car at a police checkpoint, south of the provincial capital city of Tikrit, the source told Xinhua.

In another incident, provincial police chief Major General Jemaa Anad escaped unharmed from a car bomb explosion near his convoy in Tikrit, killing two civilians and wounding six others, the source said.

Separately, police explosive experts carried out a controlled detonation to a car bomb found on a main road outside an army base near Tikrit, the source said.

Two more car bombs were found in the city of Baiji, some 40 km north of Tikrit, and were defused by police explosive experts, the source added.

Salahudin province is a Sunni dominated province, and its capital Tikrit is the hometown of former president Saddam Hussein.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, almost 7, 000 Iraqis were killed and over 16,000 others injured from January to October this year. (PNA/Xinhua)


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