Attacks leave three dead, over 40 injured in Iraq

November 12th, 2008 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, Nov 11 (DPA) In a continuation of the string of bombings that have rocked Iraq since the beginning of the week, three people were killed and more than 40 civilians were wounded Tuesday.The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, was the scene of three bomb attacks, that left three dead and 23 injured.

A bomb went off near a vehicle that belonged to the Iraqi Electricity Ministry near the al-Khayyam building in al-Khillani square injuring six people, the Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency reported.

A number of ministry staff were among the victims.

The attack came shortly after two bombs exploded within minutes of each other next to a newspaper stand on a square in eastern Baghdad, killing three and wounding 17.

Tuesday’s attacks come just one day after sequential suicide attacks in a Baghdad market Monday left some 30 people dead and at least 68 wounded.

Another attack took place in central Mosul, 400 km north of Baghdad, where a car exploded near a police patrol in central Mosul, injuring 15 civilians.

On the political scene, Iraq expressed its dissatisfaction with the US reply to amendments of the security agreement that will regulate the future of US forces in Iraq, an Iraqi government spokesperson said.

Ali al-Dabbagh said the US reply to the amendments was not satisfactory and that “Iraqis are not going to accept” it.

“The US reply to the Iraqi amendments is not enough and there are many points that still need clarification and amendment,” al-Dabbagh said in an interview with the London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.

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