Iraq bombings and shooting kill 10 people: Officials
BAGHDAD (AFP) - Four bombings and a shooting killed 10 people and wounded 36 others in Iraq on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.
In the deadliest attack, a car bomb exploded at about 7.45pm (12.45am, Singapore time) in a market in Al-Muqdadiyah, 90km north-east of Baghdad in Diyala province, and a roadside bomb detonated soon afterwards, killing a total of seven people and wounding 25 others, a police colonel and a doctor said.
Another car bomb exploded about 7.30pm in Baquba, the capital of Diyala, killing two people and wounding nine, the police colonel and a doctor from Baquba General Hospital said.
In Mosul in north Iraq, gunmen armed with automatic weapons attacked a police checkpoint, killing one policeman, police First Lieutenant Mohammed Khalaf and Dr Mahmud Haddad said.