Attacks kill at least 11 in Iraq

By Sameer N. Yacoub, Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.



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BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide car bombing on a security post outside Baghdad and explosion on a crowded commercial street in the Iraqi capital killed at least 11 people Wednesday, officials said.

The deadliest attack took place after sundown when a suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into an abandoned building used by security forces in the town of Tarmiyah, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Baghdad, police officials said.

Five soldiers and three policemen were killed, and at least 16 members of the security forces were wounded, the officials said.

The second bombing struck a commercial street in Baghdad's northern district of Khazimiyah, killing three people and wounded eight, police said.

Medical officials confirmed the causalities. All of the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

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Sameer N. Yacoub

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