Bombers kill 12 in second day of violence


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)