Iraq: Several explosions kill at least 17 people, injure 29 others

Baghdad, 7 Nov. (AKI) - At least 17 people were killed and 29 others were injured in multiple bomb attacks in different parts of war-torn Iraq on Friday. One of the blasts occurred in the Sheikh Omar region near Baghdad and targeted officials from a US-backed Sunni Awakening Council.

Four people were killed including two members of the council, said Iraqi satellite network Al-Sumaria.

Six Iraqis were also killed and 12 more were wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his car bomb into a police vehicle on the road to Baghdad airport.

In a separate incident, one person was killed and four others were wounded in a bomb explosion in the neighbourhood of Bab al-Sheikh in central Baghdad. In Sadr City, a suburb of Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed two more people and wounded at least nine others.

Another blast occurred in the Sunni-dominated neighbourhood of al-Jamea as a displaced Shia family moved back into their house. The father and two cousins were killed in the attack, said Iraqi news agency Voices of Iraq.

Meanwhile, one person was killed and four more were injured when an improvised explosive device went off in northern Baquba in Iraq's Diyala province. The blast targeted tribal police members, or Sahwa councils.


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