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44 killed in Iraq violence

Baghdad: At least 44 people were killed and 133 others got wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq Sunday, police and official sources said.Three people were killed and 12 others wounded when a roadside bomb

IANS IANS Updated on: September 16, 2013 7:35 IST
44 killed in iraq violence
44 killed in iraq violence

Baghdad: At least 44 people were killed and 133 others got wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq Sunday, police and official sources said.







Three people were killed and 12 others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded inside a popular cafe in the Shala area in Baghdad, Xinhua reported citing an interior ministry source.

Unidentified gunmen stormed into the house of a local leader of the government-backed Sahwa militia group, killing him, his wife and two of his children in the Rashid area in southern Baghdad, the source added.

Two car bombs went off successively at a marketplace in Al-Debis area, some 25 km northwest of Kirkuk, which is about 250 km north of here, killing two people and wounding 16 others, according to a police source.

In eastern Diyala province, two farmers were shot dead in their orchard by gunmen in Abu Sayda town, some 30 km north of the provincial capital city of Baquba, which is located about 65 km northeast of Baghdad.

In a separate incident, a roadside bomb detonated near a house in Buhruz city, just south of Baquba, wounding three people.

Two people were killed and seven others wounded in a car bomb attack in the Meshatal area in southern Baghdad Sunday evening, an interior ministry source said.

At least 31 people were killed and 95 wounded across Iraq in a series of bombings, including 12 car bomb attacks, mostly in the Shiite-dominated southern provinces.

Two car bombs struck a marketplace in Hillah city, some 100 km south of the national capital Baghdad, while a third car bomb went off in an industrial area, a police source said on condition of anonymity.

The three car bombings killed a total of 18 people and wounded 35 others, the source said.

In Iraq's eastern province of Wasit, two car bombs went off outside a restaurant in the town of Hafriyah, some 60 km southeast of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 10 others, a provincial police source said.

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