x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Quick succession bombs kill six in Iraq

Two near simultaneous bomb attacks in the Sunni city of Fallujah have killed six people and wounded 18.

The bombs exploded near a bank in central Fallujah.
The bombs exploded near a bank in central Fallujah.

FALLUJAH // Two near simultaneous bomb attacks in the Iraqi Sunni city of Fallujah have killed six people and wounded 18, say security officials. The bombs exploded at around 6.30am, today, within minutes of each other near a bank in central Fallujah, the former Sunni rebel bastion in the western province of Anbar. The officials reported that those killed included four policemen, adding that the second bomb went off as officers were aiding victims of the first attack.

Fallujah and Anbar province, once an insurgent stronghold, are now considered a symbol of stability after the violence there dropped significantly since late 2006. *AFP