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Northern Iraq Twin Suicide Bombings Kill 20


Police say two suicide bombers targeting a minority community killed at least 20 people and wounded 30 others in northern Iraq's restive Mosul province.

Officials say the twin explosions occurred Thursday evening in a crowded cafe in the city of Sinjar. Authorities say most of the victims were of the Yazidi religious sect, a Kurdish-speaking minority in the region.

The attack comes two years after four suicide truck bombs went off simultaneously in the same area, killing more than 400 Yazidis.

Bomb attacks have killed more than 100 people since Friday in Baghdad, Kirkuk and Mosul.

The bloodshed is the latest in a wave of violence that has occurred since American forces pulled back from urban areas in June.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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