Market Bomb and Gun Attack Kill 17 in Iraq
The two separate attacks in Northeastern Iraq came on the third day of US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Iraq.
(AP) Baghdad - Two separate attacks killed 17 people on Thursday in a northeastern Iraqi province that was once an al Qaeda stronghold, Iraqi officials said.
The marketplace car bombing and the assault on the home of an anti-al Qaeda militia leader came on the third day of a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in advance of the withdrawal of American troops at the end of the year.
A parked car bomb exploded in the town of Khalis as morning shoppers were starting to arrive, killing 10 persons and wounding 22 others, two police officials said.