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Wave of attacks rattles Iraq, killing nearly 30, injuring scores more (2)

(Xinhua)

08:33, July 23, 2012

No one has so far claimed responsibility for both incidents and investigations are underway, said the police source.

Earlier on Sunday, at least five people were killed and 14 wounded in a car bomb explosion in the holy Shiite city of Najaf, south of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua.

The attack occurred in the morning when a booby-trapped car went off outside a popular restaurant in central Najaf, some 160 km south of Baghdad, the source said on condition of anonymity.

The powerful blast destroyed parts of the restaurant and badly damaged several nearby shops and other buildings, the source said.

On the same day, a car bomb attack occurred near a police office in Mosul city in the country's northern part, killing one police personnel and injuring 10 others, including several policemen.

Violence in Iraq has ebbed from its climax in 2006 and 2007, when sectarian conflicts pushed the country to the brink of a civil war, but tensions and sporadic attacks are still common across the country.

Al-Qaida's Iraqi branch on Sunday announced online that the terror group has been planning more attacks in Iraq.

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