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Bombs Targeting Kurdish Political Offices in Iraq Kill 30

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Two bombs targeting Kurdish political party offices in northern Iraq have killed at least 30 people.

Security officials say a car bomb blew up in Tuz Khormato at a checkpoint near the offices of President Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party.

A short time later a truck packed with explosives was detonated beside a wall.

The attack was the second in as many days against PUK offices. On Sunday, a double bombing killed at least 18 people outside a PUK site in Diyala province.

An al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.
Tuz Khormato
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