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At Least 36 Killed, 47 Wounded In Iraq Attacks

(RFE/RL) December 13, 2006 -- At least 36 people, including two suicide bombers, were killed and 47 wounded in attacks today in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and the city of Kirkuk.

In one incident, nine members of one family were murdered by unidentified militants in an attack on their house in the Sunni district of southern Baghdad.

In a further attack, a well-respected Iraqi film director, Hussein al-Tikriti, was killed by unidentified militants.

Iraqi media reported that 20 Palestinians were killed in a mortar attack in a district of eastern Baghdad mainly inhabited by Palestinians. It was not clear when the incident happened.

Fifteen people have been killed and about 35 wounded in three separate car bomb attacks in eastern Baghdad.

In the deadliest, 10 people were killed when a bomb went off at a market in a mainly Shi'ite neighborhood.

Later, two car bombs targeted day laborers waiting in line for work in another area of the capital.

Today's bombings come a day after some 70 people were killed and around 230 were wounded by a pair of suicide car bomb blasts in the capital.

Meanwhile, Iraqi security officials said two suicide bombers drove their vehicles into a military base near the northern town of Riyadh, with unconfirmed reports saying at least seven soldiers were killed.

(AFP, Reuters, dpa)

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