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7 injured in bombing in northern Iraq

Arab World Materials 1 August 2010 08:44 (UTC +04:00)
Seven people were injured in a roadside bombing in Mosul on the last day of Iraq's bloodiest month since 2008, Press TV reported.
7 injured in bombing in northern Iraq

Seven people were injured in a roadside bombing in Mosul on the last day of Iraq's bloodiest month since 2008, Press TV reported.

A roadside bomb targeting a police convoy was detonated on Saturday in the al-Zinjili area of the northern city of Mosul, the Aswat al-Iraq news agency quoted a local security source as saying.

Seven people, including five policemen, were wounded in the attack in Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, 405 km (252 miles) north of Baghdad.

Elsewhere, Iraqi security forces discovered four rockets in the al-Ahrar district of the city of Kut in the eastern province of Wasit.

The Katyusha rockets were reportedly ready for firing in the direction of a US military base in western Kut.

According to figures released by the Iraqi government on Saturday, the death toll in bombings and other terrorist attacks for July 2010 was the highest since May 2008.

Data compiled by the health, defense and interior ministries show a total of 535 people were killed in attacks across the country in July. 396 of them were civilians, 89 were policemen, and 50 were soldiers.

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