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Iraq: 14 killed, 30 wounded in attacks against security forces in central Iraq

27th Nov 2013

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 14 people were killed and 30 others wounded in attacks against Iraqi security forces in central Iraq on Tuesday, police said.

At least eight people were killed and 20 others wounded on Tuesday evening when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the base of the 22 brigade of the Iraqi army in Tarmiyah, some 40 km north of Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Also on Tuesday evening, a suicide bomber blew himself up near a police station in Taji, 30 km north of Baghdad, killing five policemen and injuring 10 others, the police source said.

Meanwhile, the police killed another would-be suicide bomber in the same attack, he added.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the al-Qaida front in Iraq, in most cases, was responsible for such attacks, raising fears that the terrorist group and other militia could return to widespread violence, particularly as Iraq is trying to fend off the spillover of the escalating violence in neighboring Syria.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, almost 7, 000 Iraqis were killed and over 16,000 others injured from January to October this year.

Editor: yan

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