facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Three car blasts kill 14 people in Iraq

Jan. 17, 2013 at 7:21 AM   |   Comments

BAGHDAD, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Three car bombs exploded in Iraq Thursday, killing at least 14 people and wounding 43 others, security officials said.

A car bomb explosion near a sports stadium in Iraq's Babel province Thursday killed seven people and wounded 18 more, mostly civilians, security officials said.

Security officials said the car bomb was detonated near the stadium in a shopping area, IraqiNews.com reported.

Provincial police said at least seven people died and more than 25 were wounded in two car bomb explosions in a town in Salahudin province north of Baghdad, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

The first blast occurred when a car bomb detonated in al-Dujail, about 37 miles north of Baghdad, a security official said. Soon after, a second car bomb detonated, targeting first responders and civilians at the scene of the first explosion, the official said.

The capital of the Sunni-dominated Salahudin province is Tikrit, hometown of former despot Saddam Hussein.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Quick-thinking teen alerts cops to kidnapped baby Quick-thinking teen alerts cops to kidnapped baby
2
Nursing home employees abuse Alzheimer's patient, caught on camera Nursing home employees abuse Alzheimer's patient, caught on camera
3
FAMU hazing ringleader guilty of manslaughter FAMU hazing ringleader guilty of manslaughter
4
Ferguson police officer unlikely to face civil rights charges in teen's shooting Ferguson police officer unlikely to face civil rights charges in teen's shooting
5
Third victim in Washington state school shooting dies Third victim in Washington state school shooting dies
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback