Iraq: Ten bodies found as two die in blast
Two bombs went off in a public market in northern Iraq on Saturday, killing at least two Iraqis and injuring 17, police said.
Meanwhile, the bodies of 10 Iraqis who apparently were tortured and killed in captivity were found in other areas of Iraq, police said, according to the AP.
In the market attack, the first bomb exploded at 7:30 a.m. in the heart of Muqdadiyah, a town about 90 kilometers north of Baghdad, causing a large fire, police in Diyala province said. When fire engines arrived, the second bomb exploded, killing a firefighter and a civilian, and wounding 17 civilians, police said.
The bullet-ridden bodies of nine Iraqis were found in several sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday, police said. Some of the victims appeared to have been tortured, and one had been decapitated, police said.
In Kut, 160 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, police found a body floating in the Tigris River on Saturday. The victim showed signs of torture.
In eastern Baghdad, a roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol near al-Mashtal Bridge exploded at 9:15 a.m., wounding two policemen, said police Lt. Bilal Ali.
On Friday, at least 22 Iraqis were killed, including six in a car bombing in Tal Afar in western Iraq and six off-duty Iraqi troops died in Beiji in northern Iraq, police said.
The U.S. military announced that a Marine was fatally injured in combat Thursday in Anbar province.
An Australian soldier also was shot dead in what the nation's army chief called a "tragic accident" inside Baghdad's fortified Green Zone.
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