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Deadly Attacks Claim More Iraqi Lives

People inspect damage at the site of two car bomb blasts in the Iraqi town of Tuz Khormato on May 21.
Security officials say new attacks in Iraq have killed at least seven people and injured dozens.

Three people were killed and more than 40 injured on May 21 in two car bombings in the city of Tuz Khormato, in Salaheddin Province, some 170 kilometers north of Baghdad.

The cars were parked near the city's market and exploded as stores were opening. A suicide blast at a checkpoint, followed by militants opening fire at Iraqi troops, killed three soldiers in Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad.

In the northern city of Kirkuk, two bombs went off near a market for livestock, killing at least one person and injuring 15.

The violence came a day after attacks targeting mostly Shi'ite areas killed more than 60 people across Iraq, raising fears that sectarian bloodshed between Sunnis and Shi'a will spiral out of control.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and dpa