29 killed in Iraq bomb attacks

Baghdad, June 26 (IANS) At least 29 people were killed and nearly 100 others wounded in a series of bomb attacks in Iraq, police said.

A roadside bomb exploded near a football playground in Baquba, capital of Diyala province, killing eight people and wounding 18, police told Xinhua.

An improvised explosive device struck a minibus in Zafaraniyah area in southern Baghdad, killing four people and injuring 15 others.

Meanwhile, in the northwestern province of Nineveh, a bomb attack on an Iraqi army patrol killed four soldiers, police said.

In Tuz-Khurmato, 200 km north of Baghdad, two suicide bombers killed 10 people and wounded 50 others during a rally of the Shia Turkoman minority, police said.

Three Iranian Shia pilgrims were killed and 15 wounded when a roadside bomb struck their bus on a road near Iskandriyah, 50 km south of Baghdad. The pilgrims were on their way from Baghdad to the holy Shia city of Karbala.

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