Double bombing kills 9 people in Iraq

Authorities in Iraq say back-to-back car bombs targeting a market have killed nine people in a town northeast of Baghdad. Police officials say the attack took place Saturday morning when the first bomb exploded near a busy market in the town of Balad Ruz. Minutes later, a second car bomb went off on the people who gathered to inspect the site of the first blast. Balad Ruz is 70 kilometers (45 miles) northeast of Baghdad. Police and hospital officials put the death toll at nine killed and 30 wounded. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. Iraq sees near-daily attacks that are often claimed by the Islamic State group, which seized about a third of the country last year.



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