TIKRIT, Iraq (AFP) – A suicide bomber killed five people in northern Iraq on Tuesday as bombs in the capital Baghdad killed three people, including an Iraqi general, security officials said.
The suicide attack in the refinery and power station town of Baiji targeted a police patrol and also wounded 18 people, police in the Salaheddin provincial capital of Tikrit told AFP.
In the capital, the general, whom police identified only by his first name Khodr, was blown up by a magnetic bomb in Aden Square in the Shiite shrine district of Kadhimiya in the north of the city.
A second magnetic bomb killed one person and wounded two outside an army officers’ club in Al-Hurriya in northwest Baghdad, police said. There was no immediate word on whether the casualties were soldiers or civilians.
A roadside bomb killed one person and wounded four in a car in the mainly Sunni Arab southern district of Dora, police said.
On the northern outskirts of the capital, saboteurs blew up a key oil pipeline in Rashidiyeh district, Baghdad operations command said.
The pipeline links an oil refinery and power station in Dora with Baiji, a key junction point on the supply network from Iraq’s northern oil fields around Kirkuk.