Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Series of bombs kills at least 14 people across Iraq: police

At least 15 people were killed in bomb blasts and a shooting in Iraq on Wednesday, police and hospital sources said.

Ten people were killed when two car bombs exploded near government buildings in the ethnically mixed, oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

Relations between Iraq's Shi'ite, Sunni and ethnic Kurdish communities have come under growing strain since U.S. troops left the country in December 2011.

The conflict in neighboring Syria has also put pressure on Iraq's delicate intercommunal balance.