Monday, July 23, 2012

At least 4 killed, 15 wounded in 3 motorcycle bombs in Iraq's Diyala

English: Diyala map
English: Diyala map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
BAQUBA, Iraq, July 23 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were killed and 15 wounded Monday in three motorcycle bomb explosions in a city in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a provincial official told Xinhua.

"The attacks occurred in the morning when the three explosives-laden motorcycles went off almost simultaneously at three main streets in the city of Muqdadiyah, some 100 km northeast of Baghdad," Zaid Ibrahim, the mayor of the city, told Xinhua.

The toll could rise as ambulances and police vehicles evacuated the victims to different hospitals and medical centers in the city, Ibrahim said.

Diyala province has long been a stronghold for al-Qaida militants and other insurgent groups since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

2012-07-23 15:46:47

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