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24 Mar, 2007 16:11

Wave of attacks in Iraq: death toll exceeds 60

Wave of attacks in Iraq: death toll exceeds 60

More than sixty people have been killed and over eighty injured after a series of suicide bomber attacks swept through the Iraqi capital and nearby towns on Saturday.

In the first attack, a terrorist set off a truck bomb near a police station killing 20 people including policemen and detainees. 

Elsewhere in the Iraqi capital, a car bomb went off near another police station, killing 10 and wounding 18, mainly policemen.

A bomb truck also exploded near a Shi’ite mosque in the town of Haswa killing 16 and injuring 43 people.

And in the northwestern town of Tal Afar, a terrorist blew himself up in a market killing 10.