Two killed, 15 wounded in Iraq attacks

December 20th, 2011 - 5:17 am ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, Dec 20 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 15 wounded in separate bomb attacks in central Iraq Monday, the police said.

In Iraq’s northern central province of Salahudin, one pilgrim was killed and two were injured when a roadside bomb was detonated near a bus carrying Iranian Shi’ite pilgrims near the city of Balad, some 80 km north of the capital of Baghdad, Xinhua reported citing a source.

In Baghdad, a civilian was killed and two others wounded when a sticky bomb attached to their car went off in the western district of Amriyah, said an interior ministry source.

In a separate incident, a roadside bomb was detonated near Al-Hamraa hotel in Baghdad’s central district of Jadriyah, wounding three civilians, the source said.

Also in Baghdad, three civilians were wounded when a roadside bomb ripped through the Eilam district, the source added.

In another incident, gunmen planted two bombs in a policeman’s house in Taji area, some 20 km north of Baghdad, wounding five of his family members and destroying part of the house.

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