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Bombings Kill At Least 19 In Iraq


At least 19 people have been killed and 71 wounded in car bombings in Baghdad and Kurdish areas of northern Iraq.

Officials in Baghdad say three car bombs exploded in northern Baghdad near Shi'ite places of worship on November 27.

On the same day, three car bombs also exploded in two Kurdish areas in the violence-plagued city of Kirkuk, including one near an office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. Kurdish security forces members were among the casualties.

More casualties were reported in roadside bomb attacks in the Sunni-dominated town of Hawija, west of Kirkuk, and in the majority Turkoman town of Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk.

No one claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Kirkuk is home to a mix of Arabs, Kurds, and Turkomans, who all have competing claims to the oil-rich area.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and AP
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