Iraq Blasts Kill 15

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Police say a series of morning blasts in the Iraqi capital and the northern city of Kirkuk has killed 15 people.

Police Brig. Gen. Sarhad Qadir says nine people died in three rapid-fire explosions across the ethnically-mixed Kirkuk on Thursday. The city is located 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

At almost the same time, attacks rocked three Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, killing six people.

Police say more than 30 people have been wounded in the two cities.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualties. All Baghdad officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

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