Bombings kill 15 in and around Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD – Bombings targeting a police checkpoint, a restaurant and two markets on Saturday killed 15 people and wounded more than 40 in and around Baghdad, according to Iraqi officials.

The deadliest was a suicide bombing against a military checkpoint in Tarmiyah, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of the capital, which killed eight people and wounded 15 others. Three of the dead were soldiers. The two separate attacks on markets in Baghdad killed five people, and the bomb targeting the restaurant killed two people. Police and hospital officials confirmed the casualty tolls.



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