Monday, August 10, 2009

String of bombings kill at least 32 in Iraq

BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials say at least 32 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a string of bombings near the northern city of Mosul and Baghdad.

Police and hospital officials say the deadliest strike was a double truck bombing that killed at least 23 and wounded more than 120 in a Shiite minority community near Mosul. They say the two trucks exploded nearly simultaneously and less than 500 yards (450 meters) apart at about 5 a.m.

Officials also say bombs exploded early Monday in three neighborhoods in Baghdad.

The officials say at least nine people were killed and 80 wounded in those blasts.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information.

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