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MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 19/02/2014

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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) At least 14 people were killed and 83 others wounded on Tuesday in violent attacks across Iraq, including a wave of car bombs in central the country, police said.

The deadliest attacks occurred in the central province of Babil when seven people were killed and 43 others wounded in four car bomb explosions in the provincial capital city of Hilla and the towns of Mussayab, Iskandiyah and Mahawil to its north, a local police source said, reported Xinhua news agency

In Baghdad, a booby-trapped car detonated in Baiyaa district in the southern part of the capital, leaving a civilian killed and 10 others wounded, a police source said

Another car bomb went off in an industrial area in southwestern Baghdad, wounding four people and damaging several shops and civilian cars, while two more people were wounded when another car bomb ripped through Amil district in southern Baghdad, the source said

Elsewhere, an official from the main hospital in Fallujah said Xinhua that his hospital received two bodies and 12 wounded people by the artillery and mortar bombardment on the city during the day

Sporadic clashes between the army and anti-government tribal fighters erupted in the early morning hours in northeastern Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, which has been under weeks- long siege, a security source said, without giving further details

Meanwhile, a car bomb went off near a convoy of a police officer in the city of Haditha, some 200 km west of Baghdad, wounding the officer, two of his bodyguards and five passersby, a local police source said

Anbar province, which includes Fallujah and the provincial capital city of Ramadi, has been the scene of fierce clashes that flared up after Iraqi police dismantled an anti-government protest site outside Ramadi in late December last year

 






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