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Bombings in northern Iraq kill more than a dozen people

May 21, 2013 at 8:40 AM

BAGHDAD, May 21 (UPI) -- Bombings across northern Iraq Tuesday killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more, officials said.

In Tarmiya, which is predominantly Sunni, a man detonated a suicide vest at a checkpoint, killing three soldiers and wounded seven others, CNN reported.

Five people died and 43 others were wounded when a car bomb exploded in a Shiite Turkmen neighborhood in Tuz Khurmato, police said.

In the ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk, three roadside bombs at a cattle market killed six people and wounded 25 others, officials said.

The latest attacks occurred amid an increase of Sunni-Shiite violence in Iraq during recent weeks.

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