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Blasts in Iraq kill 27,many of them children

Written by Associated Press | Baghdad | Posted: October 6, 2013 12:51 am

Suicide car bombers attacked an elementary school and a police station in a small northern Iraqi village Sunday while another on foot detonated his payload in Baghdad,killing at least 27 people including children,officials said.

The blasts began around 9:30 am in the Shiite Turkomen village of Qabak,just outside the town of Tal Afar. One car bomb in the village targeted an elementary school as another struck a police station,Tal Afar mayor Abdul Aal al-Obeidi said. The dead included 12 children,the school principal and two policemen. Another 90 people were wounded,he said.

Another suicide bomber blew himself up hours later Waziriyah in northern Baghdad. At least 12 people were killed police said.

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