Officials: Attack kills 35 people north of Baghdad

July 5, 2011 4:10:33 AM PDT
Iraqi officials have raised the toll from a combined car bomb and roadside bombing north of Baghdad to 35 people killed. Two police officers say insurgents first detonated a parked car bomb near the local council building in the town of Taji around noon on Tuesday. That blast was followed by a roadside bomb that went off as people gathered to help the victims from the first explosion.

The officers say at least 47 people were wounded in the blasts.

A doctor at a local hospital confirmed the causality figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

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