Two double bombings in Iraq kill 35

Two double bomb attacks killed at least 35 people in Iraq on Friday, while gunmen raided the home of a police chief, massacring his wife, brother and 12 bodyguards and seizing his children.

Two double bombings in Iraq kill 35
Two double bomb attacks killed at least 35 people in Iraq on Friday, while gunmen raided the home of a police chief, massacring his wife, brother and 12 bodyguards and seizing his children.

A twin bomb attack on a Shia mosque near the northern oil city of Kirkuk killed at least 19 people and wounded 22, police and medical official said.

In another dual attack, near the southern Iraqi city of Basra, 16 people were killed and 32 wounded.

Police said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside the Al Thikalain Husseiniyah shrine in the town of Dakuk, south of Kirkuk, at around 2:00 pm (1000 GMT), about the same time as a car bomb exploded outside the building.

Major General Torhan Yussef, chief of Kirkuk police, said the attack left 19 people dead, five of them members of a family living near the mosque.

Doctor Azad Mahmud from Kirkuk general hospital confirmed the toll and added that 11 of the wounded were in serious condition.
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