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At least 32 killed in wave of Iraq attacks: Officials

Published on Sep 30, 2012 11:00 PM
Residents walk near the site of a bomb attack in the town of Taji, about 20 km (12 miles) north of Baghdad on Sept 30, 2012. A string of car bomb blasts targeting mainly police checkpoints killed at least 17 people across Iraq on Sunday, police and hospital sources said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BAGHDAD (AFP) - A wave of bombings and shootings in Iraq on Sunday killed at least 32 people and wounded 104, security and medical officials said.

The violence was centred in Baghdad and the surrounding areas of Taji, Madain and Tarmiyah, where an interior ministry official said 25 people were killed and 59 wounded. Medical sources put the toll at 28 dead and 77 wounded.

Three car bombs near Baquba, north of the capital, killed three people and wounded 19, security officials and a doctor said. South of Baghdad, in Kut, a car bomb exploded near a police river patrol base, killing a civilian and three police, and wounding seven people, a police captain and a medical official said.

And a car bomb in the northern city of Mosul exploded near an army patrol, wounding 15 people, among them a soldier, doctors and police said. Violence in Iraq is down on its peak in 2006 and 2007, but deadly attacks are still carried out almost every day.