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Bomb attacks leave 15 dead in, around Iraqi capital

24 February 2015 17:19

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Police and medical officials say at least 15 people have been killed and a number of others injured when bomb explosions struck areas in and around Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said three civilians lost their lives and eight others sustained injuries when a bomb exploded near a restaurant in Baghdad’s northwestern district of Shula on Tuesday.

In Baghdad’s northern Shaab neighborhood, a bomb blast killed one civilian and wounded five, the sources said.

A similar bomb attack on a commercial street in the town of Youssifiyah, located 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of the Iraqi capital, also killed three civilians and wounded nine others.

Meanwhile, police officer and a civilian were killed and five others wounded when an explosion targeted a police patrol in the city of Madain, located 32 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of Baghdad.

Two more civilians were killed and seven others wounded after a bomb blast struck an outdoor market in the city of Latifiyah, situated about 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad.

In a separate incident, an explosive-laden car detonated in the town of Mishada, located 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of Baghdad, killing at least four civilians and wounding 12 others.

No group has claimed responsibility for the acts of violence, but such incidents are often attributed to ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

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