Blasts target government in Iraqi Kurdish town, killing 20 people

Story highlights

  • 113 people are injured, and many are in critical condition, a hospital source says
  • At least 20 killed in Qarah Tabeh, Iraq, which is under Kurdish control
  • Blasts target high-security complex in town in Diyala province
At least 20 people were killed and dozens more wounded in series of explosions in the Iraqi town of Qarah Tabeh on Sunday, police said.
The blasts targeted a high-security complex in the town under Kurdish control in Diyala province.
A medical source at Diyala hospital said at least 113 people were wounded in the explosions and added that many of them are in critical condition.
Government bureaus, the mayor's office, a police station and the offices of the two main Kurdish political parties are in the complex, provincial police said.
The explosions happened in short succession.
On Saturday, at least 43 people were killed and more than 40 injured in three car bombings in Baghdad.
Those attacks took place in Shia neighborhoods, sources said.
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