21 killed, dozens hurt as multiple bomb attacks hit Iraq

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‘Three bomb attacks have struck several areas across Iraq, leaving nearly two dozen people dead and 46 more wounded.

A car bomb exploded on Sunday near a checkpoint in the town of Khalis, located roughly 15 kilometers northeast of Baqubah, Diyala’s provincial capital.

The blast claimed the lives of nine people and injured 20 others, among them security forces.

Meanwhile, the Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network reported that the explosion had led to the closure of the road connecting the cities of Kirkuk and Baghdad.’

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