Middle East

Bomb attacks at swimming pool in northern Iraq kill at least 12

The Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service forces participate in a training exorcize as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter observes at the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service Academy on the Baghdad Airport Complex in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

BAGHDAD: At least 12 people were killed Saturday when two suicide bombers attacked a crowded swimming pool in northern Iraq, a local official and police sources said.

The attacks in the town of Tuz Khurmatu, about 175 km (110 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, left 45 others wounded. Most of the victims were Shiites from the country's ethnic Turkmen minority.

 

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