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Suicide bombings in Iraq kill 14, injure 53

From Jomana Karadsheh, CNN
Iraqi security forces survey the scene of a suicide attack in Ramadi,
Iraqi security forces survey the scene of a suicide attack in Ramadi,
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Most of the casualties from a suicide car bombing are civilians
  • Another suicide bomber strikes a gathering of Shiites
RELATED TOPICS
  • Iraq

Baghdad (CNN) -- At least 11 people were killed and 41 others wounded after a suicide car bombing in central Ramadi, Iraq, the country's Interior Ministry said Sunday

The ministry said the bomber detonated near the western entrance of the Anbar provincial council building by a checkpoint. Most of the casualties were civilians, the ministry said.

In another attack on Sunday, at least three people were killed and 12 others wounded in a suicide bombing targeting Shiites, said Maj. Ghaleb Attiya, Diyala police spokesman. At least six police officers were among the wounded, he said.

The suicide vest bomber struck a gathering of Shiites marking the Shiite commemoration of Ashura in the al-Qatoon neighborhood in west Baquba.

Shiites in Iraq and around the world are commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, prophet Mohammed's grandson, during the lunar Islamic month of Muharram.