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Officials: Attack Kills 35 People North of Baghdad

Tuesday, 05 Jul 2011 07:08 AM

 


BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials have raised the toll from a combined car bomb and roadside bombing north of Baghdad to 35 people killed.

Two police officers say insurgents first detonated a parked car bomb near the local council building in the town of Taji around noon on Tuesday. That blast was followed by a roadside bomb that went off as people gathered to help the victims from the first explosion.

The officers say at least 47 people were wounded in the blasts.

A doctor at a local hospital confirmed the causality figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

Taji is a Sunni-dominated town about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a combined car bomb and roadside bombing has killed at least 25 people and wounded 30 in a town north of Baghdad.

Two police officers say insurgents first detonated a parked car bomb near the local council building in the town of Taji. That blast was followed by a roadside bomb that went off as people gathered to help the victims from the first explosion. The blasts took place around noon on Tuesday.

A doctor at a hospital confirmed the causality figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

Taji is a Sunni-dominated town about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Baghdad.


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