Iraq bombings kill at least 10, medical officials say

Iraqi-Kurds look at the remains of a car bomb on May 8, 2013, in the city of Kirkuk. (AFP)

Bombings in Iraq, including two car bombs in the northern city of Kirkuk, killed at least10 people and wounded 21 others on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.

The first bombing in Kirkuk was the deadliest of the attacks, killing eight people and wounding eight, while a second car bomb exploded nearby, wounding seven more, officials said.

In Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a police checkpoint, killing one policeman and wounding four people, while a roadside bomb in the north Iraq city of Mosul killed another policeman and wounded two.

Violence in Iraq has fallen from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks remain common, killing more than 200 people in each of the first four months of this year.

 

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