Bombs, Shootings Kill Ten across Iraq
[An Nahar] A series of attacks in and around Storied Baghdad
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
and in north Iraq on Sunday killed 10 people, including three soldiers and two coppers, security and medical officials said.
The gun and kabooms took to 256 the number of people killed nationwide so far this month, according to an Agence La Belle France Presse tally, already equal to the comparable figure from July.
In Storied Baghdad, five people were rubbed out and two maimed in three separate attacks, officials said.
Gunmen armed with silencer-equipped pistols rubbed out three security guards in Storied Baghdad's eastern district of Zayouna, an interior ministry official and a medic at the capital's al-Kindi Hospital said.
Another shooting in Urr, a neighborhood in north Storied Baghdad, left two coppers dead and another maimed, the interior ministry official and a doctor at nearby Imam Ali Hospital said.
A gun attack at al-Wathak intersection in the center of the capital, meanwhile, left a sheikh maimed, medical sources said.
Just west of the capital, three soldiers were killed and two others were maimed by two roadside kabooms that detonated as they patrolled nearby, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Jerefi said.
Doctor Hamed Tafesh from Fallujah hospital confirmed the toll from the attack in the town of Garma in Anbar province.
Authorities also found two dead bodies in the northern ethnically mixed province of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
with officials saying they believed both people were killed by gunfire earlier on Sunday.
One of the bodies was of a generator operator, while another was of an unidentified woman, police and medics in Kirkuk province said.
Late on Saturday, three soldiers were maimed by a roadside kaboom north of Baquba, a city 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Storied Baghdad, security and medical sources said.
The latest fatalities took to 256 the number of people killed in Iraq violence so far in August, according to an AFP tally based on reports from security and medical officials.
Violence has significantly decreased in Iraq compared to the brutal years of 2006 and 2007, but attacks are still common across the country.
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