Blasts kill at least five in Iraq's Tikrit: official

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Posted: Jul 28, 2011 5:09 AM
Blasts kill at least five in Iraq's Tikrit: official

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and 22 more wounded when two bombs exploded in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, a local health official said on Wednesday.

"There were two explosions. So far we have received five bodies," said Raed Ibrahim, head of the provincial health department. "Ambulances are still bringing more casualties."

Tikrit, the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein, is dominated by Sunni Muslims. Suspected Sunni Islamists tied to al Qaeda have carried out frequent attacks in the town this year.

(Reporting by Muhanad Mohammed, writing by Patrick Markey)