Bombing kills three northwest of Iraqi capital
Police officials said that the bomb attack was carried out on Saturday when a tanker truck packed with explosives hit the house of Brigadier Khalaf al-Jubouri in al-Shurqat district, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) northwest of Baghdad.
Police said that al-Jubouri remained safe because he was not home at the time of the blast, but his son and nephew were killed.
No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but Iraqi al-Qaeda frequently carries out coordinated bombings hitting targets such as mosques, markets and restaurants.
On Friday, three worshippers were killed and seven others wounded in a bomb attack close to a mosque in the city of Mahaweel, 55 kilometers (35 miles) south of Baghdad.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said on May 2 that April had been the deadliest month in Iraq since 2008 as terrorist acts killed over 700 people and injured more than 1, 600 others across the country.
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