Bomb attacks kills at least 12 in Iraq -UPDATED

A bomber blew himself up near the house of a senior policeman, killing at least six of the officer's relatives in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra

Bomb attacks kills at least 12 in Iraq -UPDATED

World Bulletin/News Desk

A wave of e bomb attacks on security personnel and government buildings killed at least 12 people across Iraq on Sunday, police said.

In what appeared to be coordinated strikes, bombers, some driving cars packed with explosives, attacked sites in the town of Rawa, 260 km (160 miles) northwest of Baghdad. Another bomber hit a busy street in the northern city of Samarra.

No one claimed responsibility for the blasts.

One attacker drove a car up to a checkpoint on the main road into Rawa and blew himself up, officers told Reuters. Another targeted a police station and a third the house of the mayor, seriously wounding him and killing at least three others.

Two other suicide bombers wearing police uniforms set off their explosive vests inside Rawa's local council building, killing three people including the organisation's deputy head, police said.

Around 7,000 people have been killed in acts of violence so far in 2013, reversing a decline in sectarian bloodshed that since it last climaxed in 2006-07.

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the house of a senior policeman on the southern outskirts of Samarra, 100 km north of Baghdad, police told Reuters.

The attacker drove up to a group of people who had gathered at the scene of an earlier, smaller explosion close to the house of senior police officer Nasser Dawood, added.

A suicide bomber in a car drove up to a group of people who had gathered at the scene of an earlier, smaller explosion close to the house of senior officer Nasser Dawood.

He was away when the bomber set off his explosive, but most of those killed and wounded in the blast were members of his family, the force said.

 

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