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Iraqi official: 10 killed in twin car bombings at village school and police station

An Iraqi man stands next to his injured school student son at a hospital in Dahuk, 260 miles (430 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. At least 33 people were killed in deadly attacks in Iraq on Sunday, including at least a dozen children slain when a suicide bomber detonated the explosives-laden car he was driving near their elementary school in the north of the country, officials said. (AP Photo)
October 06, 2013 - 2:10 AM

BAGHDAD - The mayor of a town in northern Iraq says car bombs have struck an elementary school and a police station in a nearby village, killing at least 10, mostly children.

Tal Afar mayor Abdel-Aal al-Obeidi says the twin blasts hit the nearby village of Qabak on Sunday morning, the start of the local work week. Tal Afar is 420 kilometres (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, not far from the Syrian border.

He says eight of the dead are children killed in the school, which partially collapsed in the blast, and that others may be trapped inside. The other two killed are policemen. He says at least 70 people are wounded.

Iraq is being rocked by the deadliest wave of bloodshed to hit the country in five years.

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