Six killed in bombings in central, north Iraq

Iraqis inspect the site of a car bomb attack in the Al-Haq Square in Samarra, on July 5, 2013.

At least six people, including three policemen, have been killed in a series of bombings in central and northern Iraq, security sources say.

According to police officials, three policemen were killed and two others were wounded when roadside bomb struck a police patrol in the northern city of Mosul on Wednesday, AP reported.

Another bomb in Mosul missed a police convoy but killed one passer-by and wounded two others.

Two more people were also killed in Musayyib, a town about 60 kilometers south of the capital Baghdad, in a car bomb explosion.

Violence has risen sharply in Iraq in recent months. This year’s holy month of Ramadan has been the bloodiest in six years.

On Tuesday, nearly 50 people were killed and scores of others were injured in a series of car bombs targeting busy markets and shopping streets in and around Baghdad.

The United Nations said on August 1 a total of 1,057 Iraqis were killed and another 2,326 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in the month of July, making it the country’s deadliest month since 2008.

More than 4,000 people have died in terrorist attacks in Iraq so far in 2013, with Baghdad province the worst hit.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has promised to continue operations against the militants.

By Press TV


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