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BAGHDAD — Back-to-back bombings at a car dealership in Iraq and other attacks killed at least 12 people Thursday, officials said, the latest militant assaults to strike the country. The car bombings Thursday night struck a dealership in the city of Baqouba, killing five people and wounding 11, police said. Authorities offered no immediate motive for the attack, though businesses often find themselves targets of attacks by local al-Qaida fighters. Baqouba, a former al-Qaida stronghold, is about 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad. Earlier, two other car bombs exploded in a residential neighborhood in Tuz Khormato, killing three people and wounded 35, said Shalal Abdol, the town's mayor. The blast also damaged several homes. Tuz Khormato is about 200 kilometers (130 miles) north of Baghdad. In Baghdad, officials said police found three bodies of women with gunshots...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131031/NEWS08/310310016

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