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Iraqi army officer killed in twin blasts in Baghdad

(Xinhua)

10:28, August 15, 2011

BAGHDAD, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- An Iraqi army officer was killed and six others were wounded in double bomb explosions in northern Baghdad on Sunday, an Interior Ministry source said.

The attack occurred in the morning when a roadside bomb went off near the Anter Square in Baghdad's northern district of Adhamiyah, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

A second roadside bomb explosion followed as the security forces arrived to the scene of the first blast, damaging a military vehicle and killing an army officer and wounding six soldiers, the source said.

The attackers apparently adopted old tactic which depends on creating a first bomb explosion to attract security forces and people, then setting off another blast to get heavier casualties, the source added.

Violence and sporadic attacks are still common in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease of violence over the past few years.

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