15 killed in Iraq bombings
Baghdad: Bomb attacks in central Iraq killed
at least 15 people and wounded more than 20 on Saturday, security
officials and a doctor said.
The latest bombings came two days after triple blasts
killed 19 people in the southern port city of Basra.
In the first attack, bombs on each side of the main road
from Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, to Fallujah hit a truck
carrying construction workers, First Lieutenant Omar Zawbai of
the Abu Ghraib police told agency.
Dr Omar Delli of Fallujah Hospital said "the hospital
received seven bodies and seven wounded," two of whom later
An interior ministry official put the casualty toll at
eight dead and 13 wounded from the Abu Ghraib attack.
The official also said three bombs exploded in the Baab
al-Sharqi area of central Baghdad, killing seven people and
wounding 28 others.
A defence ministry official put the toll from the Baghdad
blasts at eight dead and 16 wounded.
Three bombs exploded in Basra on Thursday, killing 19
people, including high-ranking army and police officers, and
wounding at least 65.
Basra provincial council sacked three top security
officers the next day.
Violence has declined nationwide since its peak in 2006
and 2007, but attacks remain common. A total of 258 people
were killed in October, according to official figures.
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