Bombers kill 12 in second day of violence

Tue, Dec 18, 2012, 00:00

Bombers killed 12 people in northern Iraqi towns and villages yesterday in the second consecutive day of attacks in areas at the centre of a bitter feud between Baghdad and autonomous Kurdistan.

The disputed territories have been a potential flashpoint since the buffer of the last US troops left a year ago. Two blasts hit a Shia district in Tuz Khurmato, killing at least five and wounding 24, and a truck bomb killed seven in a Shabak minority area near Mosul, security and local officials said. “Those who were killed here include three children and an elderly man,” Tuz Khurmato mayor Shalal Abdul said. (REUTERS)