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Dozens Killed In Twin Explosion In Iraqi City

Filed by KOSU News in World News.
August 15, 2011

An Iraqi medical official says the death toll from twin bombings at a market in a city southeast of Baghdad has risen to 34.

The top medical official in the province where the city of Kut is located, Diaa al-Aboudi, says 60 people were also wounded in the blast on Monday.

Police spokesman Lt. Col. Dhurgam Mohammed Hassan says the first bomb went off in a freezer used to keep drinks cold.

Then as rescuers and onlookers gathered, a parked car bomb exploded. [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]

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