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Iraq attacks, bombs at Kurdish offices

Civilians and security forces inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack in Tuz Khormato, 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 9, 2014. A suicide bomber first drove his explosive-laden truck into a checkpoint leading up to the offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the nearby Kurdistan Communist Party as people rushed to the site of the explosion and another truck bomb exploded, presumably detonated by remote control, said the Townâs mayor Shalal Abdoul. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)

Iraq attacks, bombs at Kurdish offices

A double bombing tore through Kurdish political party offices in northern Iraq in the deadliest of a series of attacks nationwide that killed at least 30 people, officials said. It was the second such assault in as many days.

Nobody claimed responsibility for Monday's attack. But an al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the previous double bombing Sunday against Kurdish offices in Jalula, northwest of Baghdad, killing 19 people. The group said in an Internet statement that the bombings in Jalula were in response to the detention of Muslim women by authorities in the self-rule Kurdish region in northern Iraq. (AP)

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