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At Least 17 Killed In Iraqi Bomb Attacks

  • RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq

Police and hospital officials say sat least 17 people were killed in various attacks across Iraq on May 10.

The deadliest attack hit the town of Tarmiyah, where a car bomber struck a security checkpoint, killing five people and wounding 10 others.

Another car bomb killed three civilians and wounded eight at an outdoor market in Taji, officials said.

Tarmiyah and Taji are located 50 and 20 kilometers north of Baghdad, respectively.

Three civilians were also killed in two separate bombings in Baghdad.

Meanwhile, fighting continued between security forces and Islamic State (IS) militants in the western Anbar Province, where Iraqi forces launched a major offensive last month to retake the Sunni stronghold from the extremist group.

Hospital sources in the IS-held city of Fallujah said three local residents were killed and 11 wounded by indiscriminate shooting and shelling.

An army officer said at least three people were killed when a suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden vehicle into a group of government forces outside of Fallujah.

Officials say at least 45 IS fighters were killed in military operations in Garma and near the provincial capital, Ramadi.

With reporting by AP
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