Iraq attacks leave 31 dead, 47 injured (Lead)

December 2nd, 2008 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, Dec 1 (DPA) Thirty-one people were killed and 47 wounded in a spate of bomb attacks in Baghdad and Mosul Monday, Iraqi media reports said.In western Mosul, 15 people died and 37 were wounded when two car bombs - one detonated by a suicide bomber and the other by remote control - targeted a national police patrol vehicle and US forces, Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency said.

Earlier, also in Mosul, a policeman was killed and four were injured when a bomb targeted a police patrol, a security source said.

The blast was in Akedat neighbourhood in the capital of Nineveh province, the source told DPA.

In eastern Baghdad, a double bombing left 15 dead and 45 wounded, VOI reported.

A suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt blew himself up outside the local police academy shortly before a car bomb exploded near the gates, police said.

An Iraqi official in charge of the tribal police force affairs in the Iraqi cabinet meanwhile survived an assassination attempt Monday when a bomb went off near his motorcade in northern Baghdad, a senior security official said.

The blast, which took place in Saleekh neighbourhood, left one person dead and six others wounded, said Major General Qassem Atta.

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