21 killed, 78 wounded in Iraq attacks

Baghdad, April 30 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed and 78 injured in attacks across Iraq Monday, mostly in the Shiite provinces, an interior ministry source said.

Two people were killed and 12 wounded when a car bomb exploded in Karbala, some 110 km from Baghdad, the source told Xinhua.

Meanwhile, at least six people were killed and 14 wounded in another car bomb attack in the Shiite district of Mahmodiyah, 30 km from Baghdad, he added.

Earlier Monday, two cars bombs exploded in a market in Amarah, some 300 km from Baghdad, killing nine people and wounding 30, the source said.

Another car bomb struck Diwaniyah, some 160 km southeast of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 20.

In the northern town of Yathrib, some 40 km from capital, two soldiers were killed and two wounded when unidentified gunmen attacked a check point of the Iraqi army.

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