Car Bomb Kills 8 In Northern Iraq

By Salon Staff

Published January 16, 2012 8:27AM (EST)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb outside the northern city of Mosul has killed at least eight people.

A Mosul police official says the blast struck a Shiite district early Monday about 20 miles (30 kilometers) outside of the city, which is predominantly Sunni.

An official at Mosul's Al-Jomhouri hospital confirmed the death toll.

The bombing is the latest in a string of attacks that have killed more than 140 people since the U.S. withdrew its troops from the country last month.

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

Salon Staff

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