Official: 1 killed, 9 hurt in series of blasts in Iraq

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  • Al-Timmi: The bombs are left outside the homes of government officials
  • Attacks against security forces remain a common occurrence
A nine-year-old girl was killed and nine other people wounded in a series of explosions Wednesday morning in the Iraqi city of Baquba, an official said.
The bombs were left outside the homes of security force members and local government officials in different parts of Baquba, said Muthanna al-Timimi, member of the Diyala provincial council's security committee.
Five bombs detonated in quick succession, he said.
Baquba, northeast of the capital Baghdad, is the capital of Diyala.
While violence has drastically dropped in Iraq in recent years, attacks against security forces remain a common occurrence.