At least seven killed in Iraq bombings

FALLUJAH — Two roadside bombs exploded west of Baghdad on Saturday morning, killing at least seven people and wounding at least seven others, security officials and a doctor said.

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Published: Sat 26 Nov 2011, 3:15 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:44 AM

The bombs, one on each side of the main road from Abu Ghraib to Fallujah, hit a truck carrying construction workers, First Lieutenant Omar Zawbai of the Abu Ghraib police said.

“Seven people were killed and seven wounded” in the blasts, Zawbai said, adding the workers took the road every day, as they worked in Fallujah.

Dr Omar Delli of Fallujah Hospital said that “the hospital received seven bodies and seven wounded.”

“Three of the wounded left the hospital, but the four others are in critical condition,” Delli added.

An interior ministry official meanwhile put the toll at eight dead and 13 wounded.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the road where the attack occurred is frequently used by the Iraqi armed forces.

Violence has declined nationwide since its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks remain common. A total of 258 people were killed in October, according to official figures.

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