Scores killed and wounded in double bombing in Iraqi city

Published December 27th, 2010 - 09:12 GMT
Iraq blast
Iraq blast

A car bomb followed minutes later by a suicide bombing attack in the western Iraq city of Ramadi Monday killed at least 17 people, four of them police, and injured 51, a police official said. "A car bomb exploded near the Anbar provincial government offices around 9:30 am (0630 GMT) followed about 15 minutes later by a suicide bombing," a police spokesman, Rahim Zebinem, told AFP.

A suicide car bomber killed 13 people and injured scores at the same compound about two weeks ago. 

In a related development, Iraqi police killed two suicide bombers at the entrance to a drug laboratory in downtown Samarra in Salah ad Din province of Iraq. The target of the bombers was not clear. 

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