Two bombings hit in Iraq's Salahudin province, wound 21

Nov. 4, 2013 at 10:29 AM

TIKRIT, Iraq, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- An attack on the convoy of a police station commander was one of two bombings that injured 21 people Monday in northern Iraq, a police official said.

One attack occurred when a car bomb detonated while the convoy of Lt. Col. Dawood al-Sahan was leaving the police station in Shirqat, north of the Salahudin provincial capital of Tikrit, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

Police said two suicide bombers blew themselves up, injuring 11 civilians and three police officers. Sahan was unharmed.

A car bomb also exploded at a police checkpoint outside the police academy in Tikrit, wounding four civilians and three policemen, the police official said.

The official said the bombing occurred near a recruitment center where dozens of recruits were gathering.

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