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Twelve killed in Iraq bombings
AFP, Thursday 26 Apr 2012
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A suicide car bombing near a cafe and another bomb attack inside it killed eight people in central Iraq on Thursday, while bomb attacks in Baghdad killed four others, security officials said.

The suicide bomber attacked a cafe in the village of Garma, north of Baquba in Diyala province, police Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed al-Karkhi said.

A second bomb exploded inside the cafe as dead and wounded were being carried out, Karkhi said, putting the toll from the two blasts at eight dead and 18 wounded.

A car bomb exploded on Thursday afternoon in the Hurriyah area of north Baghdad, killing two people and wounding nine, an interior ministry official said.

A medical source at Kadhimiyah hospital said it had received two bodies and 12 wounded.

And a bomb targeted an Iraqi army patrol in Sadr City in north Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 13, the ministry official said.

Violence in Iraq has fallen sharply from its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks still continue across the country. In March, 112 Iraqis were killed, according to government figures.



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