Iraq bombings kill at least 36


dpa German Press Agency
Published: Wednesday December 13, 2006


Baghdad- At least 36 people were killed - including two
suicide bombers - and 47 wounded early Wednesday in several attacks
in Baghdad and Kirkuk, Interior Ministry spokesmen said.
In Kirkuk, nine security forces guarding oil facilities were
killed and 13 others were wounded in a double suicide bombing.

Two persons had driven the explosives-laden cars into the
gathering of the security troops during the changing of the guard.

In Baghdad, 10 persons were killed and 25 wounded in a blast
caused by a vehicle loaded with explosives which had been parked by
the side of the road and close to a city mosque in Shiite-dominated
al-Kamaliya district.

Two other explosions that were synchronized took place in a busy
Baghdad market, killing 5 people and injuring 10 others.

Meanwhile, nine members of one family were murdered by
unidentified militants in an attack on their house in the Sunni
district of al-Madaen in southern Baghdad.

In a further attack, a renowned Iraqi director, Hussein al-
Tikriti, was killed by unidentified militants, Iraq's official
television channel al-Iraqiya reported. There were no further
details.

Iraqi police said that the death toll of Tuesday's car bomb
explosion in al-Bab al-Sharqy had risen to 70 dead and more than 200
wounded, a number of them in critical condition.

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