AFP
Last updated: 22 September, 2012

Bombings kill six in Iraq

Roadside bombs in Iraq killed six people, among them five soldiers, and wounded 10 on Saturday, security and medical officials said.

In the deadliest attack, a roadside bomb killed five Iraqi soldiers when it exploded near their Humvee armoured vehicle in Dhuluiyah north of Baghdad, an army captain and a medical source from a hospital in Balad said.

Another roadside bomb to the north of Baquba killed one person and wounded two, a police lieutenant colonel and a doctor from Baquba General Hospital said.

And eight people, including four security forces members, were wounded by a roadside bomb in Mosul in north Iraq, police Second Lieutenant Islam Mohammed and a medical source from Mosul General Hospital said.

Violence is down in Iraq compared to its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks still occur almost every day.