52 killed in suicide bombings in Baghdad


Baghdad, Aug 17 (IANS) At least 52 people were killed and another 54 wounded on Monday in three suicide bombings, but also in a series of attacks launched by Iraqi forces and the US-led international coalition in the Anbar province, west of Baghdad, security officials said.

At least 25 members of the Iraqi army and pro-government militias were killed and 33 wounded in three suicide car-bomb attacks in the areas of al-Kharabesha, al-Maamel and al-Bauitha, near the city of Ramadi, the capital Anbar, reports Efe.

Two other soldiers were killed and five wounded in a missile attack against Iraqi army headquarters west of Fallujah, while three soldiers were killed and two more were wounded when an explosive device hit a military vehicle east of Fallujah.

The official also added that 10 Islamic State terrorists were killed in an attack conducted by the international coalition, led by the US, against a convoy of the extremists near the city of Haditha, west of Ramadi.

At the same time, at least eight civilians died and 11 were wounded in by military airstrikes in al-Bobali, northeast of Ramadi, while four people from one family were killed and three were wounded in another air raid in al-Rutba, west of Ramadi.