Seven killed in twin west Iraq blasts: police

AFP 4 August 2011

BAGHDAD — Twin bomb attacks in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi killed seven people and wounded 13 others on Wednesday evening, part of nationwide violence that left 10 dead, security officials said.

A roadside bomb exploded at around 5:30 pm (1430 GMT) in the south of Ramadi, 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of Baghdad, wounding five people, a police officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

A second bomb went off as people gathered to help the wounded, the policeman said, adding that the two blasts killed seven and injured 13.

Also on Wednesday, gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Mosul in northern Iraq, shooting dead two soldiers, according to a military officer who did not want to be named. (...)