Three car bombs kill 25 north of Iraq’s Baquba

People gather at the site of Wednesday's car bomb attack in Baghdad's Sadr City October 9, 2014.

People gather at the site of Wednesday’s car bomb attack in Baghdad’s Sadr City October 9, 2014.

Three car bombs killed 25 people at a government compound near Baquba city in Iraq on Sunday and the Anbar province police chief died on patrol when suspected Islamic State militants blew up his convoy, hospital and security sources said.

Insurgents have been carrying out a wave of bombings as the government continues to fight against IS jihadists who four months ago seized major cities in northern Iraq.

The death toll at the compound in Qara Qubah, 80 km north of Baquba, included both civilians and soldiers, hospital sources said. Another 60 people were wounded.

In a separate incident, two improvised explosive devices detonated at a local market in the Dur al-Dhubat district in southern Baquba, killing six civilians and wounding 10, a police source said.

In the village of al-Bu Risha, 15 km west of the city of Ramadi, Anbar police commander General Ahmad Sadak al-Dulaymi was killed when suspected IS fighters targeted his convoy with two improvised explosive devices on Sunday, a security source said.

“The general was out on patrol in the military parameter of al-Bu Risha, checking on the sectors where the confrontations with Islamic State insurgents are taking place. His convoy was targeted by two IEDs,” the source told Reuters.


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