Deadly Suicide Blasts in Northern Iraq

BAGHDAD (RPRN) 7/09/2009–Iraqi officials say two suicide bombers have killed at least 34 people and wounded 62 others in the northern town of Tal Afar. Police said the first bomber detonated an explosives vest Thursday in the town, about 400 kilometers northwest of Baghdad. The second attacker blew himself up minutes later, as people gathered to help victims of the first blast.

Meanwhile, police in Baghdad say a bombing in Sadr City killed at least six people and wounded 16 others early Thursday.

Iraq has seen several deadly attacks since U.S. combat troops withdrew from Iraqi cities last week.

Police said Wednesday a series of attacks in and around the northern city of Mosul killed at least 14 people.

Authorities say car bombs exploded within minutes of each other near a Shi’ite mosque in Mosul and in a district on the outskirts of the city. Some 30 people were wounded in those attacks.

Some infornation for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters

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