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Twin bombs kill 27 at police station in Iraq

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Twin bombs that appeared timed to lure policemen out of their fortified headquarters in a northern Iraqi city killed 27 people on Thursday, most of them police officers.

Scores were wounded in the double blasts in Kirkuk, and a third explosion 45 minutes later on a road to a city hospital brought the number of injured to at least 70, said provincial health director Siddiq Omar. Continue reading.

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Firefighters grieve over their colleagues who were killed after a bomb attack in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, on May 19. Two bombs exploded near a bus station in the city on Thursday.

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Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a bombing in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 19.