Bombers target Iraq school

A wave of blasts in Iraq has left dozens dead and injured this weekend, with suicide bombers today targeting a village primary school.

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Deadly spate of attacks kill 'at least 33' in Iraq

Deadly attacks in Iraq killed at least 33 people today, including a dozen children slain when a suicide bomber detonated the explosives-laden car he was driving near their elementary school in the north of the country, officials said.

The attacks are the latest in a relentless wave of killing that has made for Iraq's deadliest outburst of violence since 2008.

Dozens killed in a spate of bomb attacks in Iraq. Credit: Reuters

Iraq car bomb kills 12 children, headteacher

This morning's suicide car bomb in the northern Iraqi village of Tal Afar targeted a school for children aged six to 12-years-old, the village's mayor Abdul Aal al-Obeidi said.

The dead in the village include 12 children, the school head and two policemen who were victims of a separate bomb nearby.

"We and Iraq are plagued by al-Qaeda. It's a tragedy. These innocent children were here to study. What sins did these children commit?

– Tal Afar mayor Abdul Aal al-Obeidi


Bomb blasts in Iraq 'deadliest' in series of attacks

Iraq's interior ministry spokesman has said a suicide bomber who blew himself up among Shiite pilgrims in northern Baghdad, is the deadliest in a series of attacks that have killed 41 people.

Mourners carry the coffin of a victim was killed by suicide bombers during a funeral at holy city of Kadhimiya in Baghdad Credit: Reuters

The bomber struck a pedestrian checkpoint for pilgrims in the largely Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah, said Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan. He added that at least 56 people were also wounded in the attack.

The bombings followed earlier attacks on Saturday that killed 21 other people.

At least '22 injured' in Iraq cafe suicide bombing

At least 13 people have died and another 22 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a cafe in a largely Shiite town north of Baghdad, the local mayor said.

According to the Associated Press, Balad Mayor Malik Lefta said the coffee shop was in the centre of the town, which is 50 miles (80km) north of the Iraqi capital.

The bombing follows earlier attacks in which killed at least eight people were killed. Earlier, two television journalists were shot dead and three anti-extremist militiamen killed in a bomb blast.


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