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Kirkuk bombs target Iraqi security forces

Bombs targeting security forces in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk have left at least 17 people dead and injured dozens more, officials say.

There were reports of at least three bombs, with two exploding in quick succession near a police station.

BBC Arabic Television correspondent Naser Shadid in Baghdad said as the police had rushed to help victims of the first explosion, a second had gone off in a car, killing several police officers.

  • 19 May 2011
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