Police: Bombs That Killed 22 in Iraq Targeted Security Officers and Shiite Pilgrims

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BAQUBA, Iraq, Nov. 13 (UPI) — Bombs that killed 22 people Wednesday in Iraq were aimed at security officers and at pilgrims marking a day important to Shiite Muslims, police said.

The deadliest attack was at a police checkpoint in Salahudin province, a Sunni-dominated area north of Baghdad, Xinhua, the Chinese government news agency, reported. Xinhua said it learned from a source in the provincial police a suicide bomber driving a truck loaded with explosives killed 10 people, including two police officers, and wounded eight, three of them officers.