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Quadruple car bombings kill three in northern Iraq

08-16-2012 16:25 BJT

KIRKUK, Iraq, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed and 10 others injured in four car bombings in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk Thursday morning, a provincial police source said.

The first attack occurred when a booby-trapped car was detonated in Almas district in the north of the provincial capital city Kirkuk, a provincial police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In the aftermath, three car bombs exploded in Arfa district in northern Kirkuk, including a successive attack near a local police station, the source said.

"Our report said that a total of three people were killed and 10 others wounded in the four blasts," the source added.

The oil-rich Kirkuk province is part of disputed areas between Arabs, Kurds and Turkomans. The area has long been the hotbed of insurgency since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.



Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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