10 killed, 31 hurt in blasts across Iraq

An Iraqi emergency worker carries the body of 6-month-old Shahad Mohammed from the bombed out ruins of his home in Tikrit 130 kilometers north of Baghdad on Tuesday. Iraqi officials said a bomb detonated near the house Lt. Col. Qais Rashidin killed his brother, sister, sister-in-law and 6-month-old nephew. Police and hospital officials say the officer was unharmed.   | Photo Credit: Bassim Daham

At least 10 people were killed and 31 injured on Tuesday in blasts across Iraq, according to witnesses and security sources. Eight people were killed, including civilians and security officers, and three injured in consecutive bomb blasts across Salah al-Din province, some 170 kilometres north of the capital Baghdad.

The attacks targeted the homes of three police officers in various cities in the province.

Another blast, which targeted a checkpoint in Salah al-Din’s Samarra city, left two dead and 2 injured.

In Baghdad, 14 Iranian pilgrims were injured when a bomb that had been attached to their bus exploded close to the National Theatre in the centre of the city.

Two members of the Sahwa, a militia made up of former Sunni insurgents allied with the Iraqi government, were injured when a bomb targeted a checkpoint around 15 kilometres north-west of Baghdad.

The Sahwa, or Awakening Councils, have been facing frequent attacks for their support of the government — with United States military aid — in its fight against al-Qaeda and other Islamist militants.

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