Blasts kill at least five in Iraq's Tikrit: Official

Reuters , Thursday 28 Jul 2011

Two explosions rock Iraq's Tikrit killing at least five

At least five people were killed and 22 more wounded when two bombs exploded in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, a local health official said on Wednesday.

"There were two explosions. So far we have received five bodies," said Raed Ibrahim, head of the provincial health department. "Ambulances are still bringing more casualties."

Tikrit, the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein, is dominated by Sunni Muslims. Frequent attacks were carried out in the town this year.

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