Some 100 dead in Kirkuk blasts, Baghdad attacks
At least 85 people were killed and more than 180 were injured by a car bomb and a separate truck bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Monday, police said.
According to Reuters, one car bomb exploded in a crowded market near an office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the second went off in a commercial area near shops and a bus garage, police said.
Meanwhile, a string of attacks Monday morning in the capital killed at least 14 people. In the deadliest, a roadside bomb went off as an Iraqi army patrol passed in the city's northeast outskirts, killing five troops and wounding nine, an army officer said.
Two car bombs struck, one driven by a suicide bomber who struck a police checkpoint on a major road leading to a major Interior Ministry building inside the Green Zone. Two policemen died and seven people were hurt, a police official said, according to the AP.
A parked car bomb detonated in the central district of Karradah on Monday, exploding near Masbah Square, killing one person, wounding three others and leaving nearby shops burned, a police official said.
Other deaths in Baghdad were caused by mortars, shootings and roadside bombs, according to police officials. On Sunday, 22 bullet-riddled bodies were found dumped in various locations of Baghdad.
The American military announced Monday that an American soldier died from wounds received the day before by a bombing in Ninevah province, northwest of Kirkuk.