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IPFS News Link • Iraq

Turkmen Demonstrators, Young Athletes Among 53 Killed, 142 Wounded in Iraq


Two suicide bombers in Tuz Khormato killed at least 27 people attending a demonstration calling for more security. Most of the casualties were members of the Turkmen minority. The head of the Turkmen Front and the assistant governor were among the dead. As many as 80 people were wounded.

In Baghdad, a bomb attached to a bus carrying young football players killed four players and wounded 15 more after a match in Zaafaraniya. Gunmen at a church in Amin wounded three guards.

A bomb near a football field in Baquba left eight youths dead and 18 more wounded when it exploded.