Double Bombing Kills 2 In Northern Iraq

Published December 14, 2011 6:54PM (EST)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a double bombing in northern Iraq has killed at least two people and wounding dozens.

Police and hospital officials in Tal Afar say a parked car bomb first went off in the western part of the city, causing no casualties. As people gathered at the scene, a truck packed with explosives blew up nearby, tearing through the crowd.

The officials say at least 29 people were wounded in Wednesday's blast.

Tal Afar is 260 miles (420 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

The violence came the same day that President Barack Obama met with troops in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, to honor their service in Iraq as U.S. forces depart the country.

By Salon Staff

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