20 May 2011

29 dead after bombs in Kirkuk

8:27 am on 20 May 2011

Three bombs in the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq have killed at least 29 people. A further 90 people were wounded.

Two of the bombs exploded in quick succession near a police station.

The BBC reports many of the casualties were police officers who rushed outside after the first bomb went off.

The third bomb targeted the convoy of a senior police official, wounding him and a number of officers.

Al Qaeda was blamed.

And in separate bombings in Baghdad and the city of Baquba, two people were killed and 10 others wounded.