Iraq attacks kill nine people
08 September, 2012
KIRKUK: Attacks in Iraq, including a series of apparently coordinated bombings against Shia places of worship in the north, killed at least nine people on Friday, security and medical officials said.
A car bomb targeted the Khezal al-Tamimi husseiniyah in central Kirkuk, followed by a bombing at Imam Ali husseiniyah in the city's northeast, and three bombings at Al-Mustafa husseiniyah in south Kirkuk, security and medical officials said.
A roadside bomb meanwhile exploded at Al-Ahmedi Sunni mosque. Sadiq Omar Rasul, the head of Kirkuk health directorate, told AFP that eight people were killed and 80 wounded in the attacks.
And in Baquba, north of Baghdad, gunmen armed with silenced weapons shot dead a soldier while a woman and two children were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded outside their house in Saadiyah, further east, security and medical officials said.