Iraq: 42 killed in separate Diyala attacks

Iraq: 42 killed in separate Diyala attacks
# 10 August 2015 23:38 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. At least 42 people were killed and 87 were injured in two seperate bombings in Iraq's eastern Diyala province on Monday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

In the first incident, a car bomb exploded in a busy marketplace, killing 35 people and injuring 72.

Meanwhile, in Kanaan district, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a residential area, killing seven and injuring 15 others.

Last month, a car bomb attack at a popular market south of Baquba killed more than 100 people and injured 140 others.

Daily bombings have become a familiar phenomenon in Iraq's large provinces, often targeting civilians.

Iraq has been gripped by a security vacuum since June 2014 when Daesh stormed the northern city of Mosul and declared a self-styled caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.

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