At least 27 killed across Iraq in latest wave of violence

A double bombing at a market and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 27 people on Monday, officials said. On Sunday, at least 10 others were killed in an attack in the northern city of Tuz Khurmatu.
It’s the latest ina long period of violencein the country.
Twin explosions went off shortly after sunset at the entrance of an outdoor market in downtown Baghdad, killing 16 shoppers and wounding 35 others, police officials said.  
No group immediately claimed responsibility, but bombings in public places are the hallmark of Al-Qaeda’s Iraq branch, which is trying to destabilize the Shia-led government.
A little later in the night, three civilians and a policeman were killed and 30 others were wounded when a roadside blast hit a passing police car on a crowded commercial street in the northern city of Mosul, said local police and hospital officials.
In southern Baghdad, three policemen and a civilian were killed and four other policemen wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint at noon.

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Photo: Marwan Ibrahim/AFP/Getty Images

At least 27 killed across Iraq in latest wave of violence

A double bombing at a market and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 27 people on Monday, officials said. On Sunday, at least 10 others were killed in an attack in the northern city of Tuz Khurmatu.

It’s the latest ina long period of violencein the country.

Twin explosions went off shortly after sunset at the entrance of an outdoor market in downtown Baghdad, killing 16 shoppers and wounding 35 others, police officials said.  

No group immediately claimed responsibility, but bombings in public places are the hallmark of Al-Qaeda’s Iraq branch, which is trying to destabilize the Shia-led government.

A little later in the night, three civilians and a policeman were killed and 30 others were wounded when a roadside blast hit a passing police car on a crowded commercial street in the northern city of Mosul, said local police and hospital officials.

In southern Baghdad, three policemen and a civilian were killed and four other policemen wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint at noon.

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Photo: Marwan Ibrahim/AFP/Getty Images

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