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Suicide Bombers, Attacks Kill 23 In Baghdad


A soldier and policemen inspect the site of a bomb attack at a police station in Baghdad's Hurriyah district.
At least 23 people were killed and dozens injured today in a wave of suicide attacks and roadside explosions targeting police across Baghdad.

Iraqi security officials said one suicide bomber rammed an explosives-filled vehicle into a police station in central Alwiya district, killing 13, while another blew up his car at a police building in northwestern Hurriyah, killing four people
and injuring 40.

A car bomb also targeted a police patrol in southern Ilaam district, killing at least three, while a roadside bomb hit an army patrol in Hurriyah, killing one civilian and injuring 12 people, mostly soldiers.

Two police officers were killed when a roadside bomb hit a patrol in the mainly Shi'ite Washash district in western Baghdad.

On October 10, at least 10 people were killed in three successive blasts in Washash.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

compiled from agency reports