Bombs and bullets kill seven in Iraq
On Monday, multiple bombings targeting a police station in the town of Sharqat, in Salaheddin Province, left four policemen dead and a dozen more wounded, police and medical sources said.
The first car bomb outside the station caused no casualties, but as police officers and emergency responders gathered at the scene of the explosion, two bomb attacks were carried out.
Another car bomb went off near a police academy in Salaheddin’s capital Tikrit, leaving ten people injured.
On Monday, unknown gunmen also killed three civil servants in the northern city of Mosul and left another injured.
The latest attacks came a day after three bomb attacks against a police headquarters in the central city of Baquba killed three policemen.
On Sunday, attacks in Baghdad and Mosul left five security personnel and a civilian dead.
Violence has surged across Iraq in recent months, reaching its highest level since 2008. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that attacks in Iraq aim to “reignite sectarian strife” and divide the country.
According to official Iraqi sources, over 960 Iraqis, mostly civilians, were killed and another 1,600 were wounded in terrorist attacks throughout the country in October – the deadliest month since 2008.
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