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Thursday, 18 August 2022 05:33 GMT

24 killed, dozens injured in Iraq's Baghdad, Diyala

(MENAFN- The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Twenty-four people were killed and 67 injured on Tuesday in separate incidents in Iraq's Baghdad and Diyala provinces, local police sources have said.

Four people were killed and 13 injured by a car bomb that went off in the capital's "New Baghdad" district, a police source told Anadolu Agency.

According to another police source in the capital, a suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car into a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad's Al-Tarmia district, killing three and injuring eight, most of them security personnel.

The same source said that five improvised explosive devices (IEDs) went off across Baghdad, killing six and injuring 24, while another car bomb that went off near a gas station had killed three people and injured 15.

Four bullet-riddled bodies were found in the Al-Maamel and Hai al-Nasr areas of eastern Baghdad, according to the same source.

In Iraq's eastern Diyala province, meanwhile, another police source told Anadolu Agency that three people had been killed € and six injured € by a car bomb in the Al-Mandeli sub-district east of Baqubah city, the regional capital.

Another person was killed when an IED went off in the village of Al-Bazul west of Baqubah, according to the same police source.

In February, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, citing "improved security conditions" in the capital, lifted the city's nighttime curfew, which had been in effect for eight years.

The Daesh militant group had claimed responsibility for previous attacks in Baghdad and Diyala.

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