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2 soldiers killed in suicide car bombing in northern Iraq


19:44, May 16, 2013

MOSUL, Iraq, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Two soldiers were killed and seven people wounded Thursday in two car bombings in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, a local police source said.

In one attack, two soldiers were killed and four wounded when a suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden car near the entrance of an Iraqi army base in Sumer neighborhood in southeastern Mosul, some 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In a separate incident, a booby-trapped car went off near a passing police patrol in al-Faisaliyah neighborhood in eastern Mosul, wounding two policemen and a civilian, the source said.

Earlier in the day, an Interior Ministry source said that a car bomb struck a crowded marketplace at the Shiite bastion of Sadr City district in eastern Baghdad, killing six people and wounding 31.

Thursday blasts came in the wake of violent attacks swept the country on Wednesday, including a wave of car bombings in Baghdad, which killed at least 35 people and wounded 134.

Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks are still common in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease in violence since its peak in 2006 and 2007, when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.

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