15 killed in Iraq violence

August 4th, 2010 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, Aug 3 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 30 injured in triple car bomb explosions Tuesday in Iraq, an interior ministry source said.
The incident took place in the afternoon when three booby-trapped car bombs went off at the al-Amil district in central Kut, some 170 km southeast of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua.

The toll could further rise, as ambulances and civilian vehicles are evacuating casualties to the city hospitals, the source added.

In a separate incident Tuesday, a group of suspected Al Qaeda militants stormed a police checkpoint near Mansour district in western Baghdad at dawn, and opened fire, killing five policemen.

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