Twin bomb attacks claim 7 lives in northern Iraq

Iraq bombingAt least seven people have been killed and more than 30 others injured in twin bomb blasts that struck a village in northern Iraq, security sources say.

According to Iraqi police officials speaking on condition of anonymity, two back-to-back car bomb attacks hit the Tahrawa village located near Iraq’s northern city of Mosul on Friday morning, killing seven people and wounding some 37 others.

On June 4, at least 32 people lost their lives in a spate of bombings and shootings across the violence-stricken Arab country. Also on May 29, some 74 people were killed in a series of similar deadly attacks across Iraq, including the capital, Baghdad.

Iraq is currently witnessing violence unprecedented in recent years.

On June 1, the United Nations Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) said violence killed 799 people and injured 1,409 others across Iraq in May. The worst-hit city was the capital Baghdad, with 315 people killed. Violence claimed almost 9,000 lives in the country last year.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said Saudi Arabia and Qatar are responsible for the security crisis and growing terrorism in his country, denouncing the Al Saud regime as a major supporter of global terrorism.

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