Tikrit twin bombings kill 12

TIKRIT (AFP) - A twin attack Thursday involving a car bomb and a suicide bombing in Tikrit killed 12 people near a bank and a market crowded with shoppers stocking up for Ramadan, Iraqi officials said. At least 28 people were also wounded in the attack, a health department official said, while a security official put the number of wounded at 31. "A car bomb exploded outside the Al-Rafidain Bank in the centre of Tikrit, and one minute later a suicide bomber exploded his vest as people gathered," said Dr Raad al-Juburi, head of the health department in Salaheddin province. He gave a toll of 12 people killed and 28 wounded and added that police and soldiers were among the victims.

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