Second bomb attack kills 6 more in Northern Iraq

A car bomb killed six people and wounded 20 others in northern Iraq , police said, in the second such attack of the day.

Second bomb attack kills 6 more in Northern Iraq

Two bomb attacks in northern Iraq killed at least 15 people on Saturday and wounded 37, police said.

In one attack, a suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives and rockets into the main gate of a police station on the outskirts of Shirqat, a town 300 km (190 miles) north of Baghdad, at about 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), police said.

Police opened fire to stop him but he detonated the load, killing at least nine people and wounding 17.

Four of those killed in the attack were police. The blast also damaged more than a dozen shops, two dozen cars and left a 2-metre-wide (7-foot) crater in the road, a Reuters reporter saw.

Glaring at the wreckage, an old man cried out: "Shame on them! Why must they do something like this during Ramadan?"

Ahmed Mehdi, 35, said he lost a cousin in the blast.

"What did these innocent people do to deserve to be killed like this?" he said. "Whoever did this does not fear God. Most of the people killed here were civilians."

Later, a truck bomb parked beside a market killed six people and wounded 20 in the town of Sinjar, 390 km (240 miles) northwest of Baghdad. Sinjar is mostly inhabited by Yazidis, members of a pre-Islamic Kurdish sect.

At least 21 people were killed in two suicide attacks in Sinjar earlier this month.

Reuters

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