At least 18 people killed in twin car bombing attacks north of Baghdad
Two car bombs exploded Saturday near police stations in two towns near Baghdad, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 30 , officials said.
In the first incident, a massive blast, caused by a car bomb, took place outside the main police station in the Iraqi town of Baquba, north of Baghdad. At least six people were killed in this attack. At least five Iraqi policemen were still missing from that attack, reports said.
A second blast, which was carried out by a suicide driver, has hit the small town of Khan Bani Saad, between Baquba and Baghdad, police officer Ali Talib said, according to AFP. At least 10 people were killed in this attack, including a 6-year-old girl and five policemen
Meanwhile, a cargo plane landed at Baghdad International Airport Saturday with its wing on fire, witnesses said. The plane was trailing thick smoke and part of its wing tip was missing as it overflew Baghdad's Mahmoudiya district prior to touching down, said a witness, according to The AP.
It was not immediately clear if the flames were caused by a malfunction or if the aircraft had been hit by ground fire.
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