Iraq bombs kill 10 in Baghdad, northern city-police

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BAGHDAD, Oct 16 (Reuters) Bombs targeting an Iraqi army patrol in the capital Baghdad and a police station in the north of the country today killed at least 10 people and wounded 100, police said.

Three soldiers and three civilians died when a car bomb parked in Sa'adoun Street in central Baghdad exploded by an Iraqi army patrol.

Five soldiers and 20 civilians were wounded.

A truck bomb in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km north of Baghdad, destroyed a police station, killing at least four people and wounding some 75, police said.

In the eastern Baghdad district of Zayouna, gunmen attacked a police checkpoint killing three policemen and wounding two.

While overall levels of violence in parts of Baghdad and surrounding areas have declined since the U S army sent an extra 30,000 troops this year to quell violence, there has been a spate of car bomb attacks on Iraqi police and security forces.

Al Qaeda vowed recently to target them and tribal leaders who have begun working with U S forces to drive the Islamist militants out of their communities.


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