At least 52 dead in Iraq blasts
Bombings and shootings across Iraq killed at least 52 people Tuesday.
A roadside bomb killed at least 24 Iraqi troops north of Baghdad on Tuesday, a source at the Iraqi and U.S. joint military coordination centre told Reuters. The source said the bomb struck a bus carrying about 35 soldiers travelling between the towns of Tikrit and Baiji. Thirteen troops were injured.
Elsewhere, a at least 14 people died in a car bombing in the Karradah district of the capital, officials said. At least 37 people were wounded, said police Lt. Col. Abbas Mohammed Salman.
Elsewhere, a car bomb targeting a police patrol killed one policeman and six civilians in Muqdadiyah, about 60 miles north of Baghdad, said an official of a joint Iraqi-U.S. security force center.
A suicide attack was foiled when soldiers fired at a car trying to slam into an army convoy in Baghdad. The car exploded, killing the driver but nobody else, police said.
And two gunmen were killed when a roadside bomb they were planting on a highway detonated prematurely in Karma, 25 miles west of Baghdad, police said. In the northern town of Mosul, a drive-by shooting killed one civilian.