Middle East

Attacks across Iraq kill at least 15 people

Iraqis inspect the site of a car bomb explosion that targeted a market in the central shrine city of Najaf on June 2, 2014, killing at least one person and wounding 20 others. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR HAMDANI

BAGHDAD: Officials say attacks across Iraq have killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens.

Police officials say a parked car bomb ripped through a commercial area in the southern city of Najaf on Monday, killing six civilians and wounding 13. Najaf is located about 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Baghdad.

A suicide car bomber struck an army checkpoint in the town of Mishahda, killing three soldiers and two civilians, and wounding 14 people. The town is located 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of Baghdad.

Attacks on busy commercial areas in the city of Nasiriyah and the towns of Iskandariyah and Mahmoudiyah killed four people and wounded 31.

Medical officials confirmed the causality figures. All spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media.





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