Shiite pilgrims during a ceremony in Baghdad on Saturday. Bombings targeting Shiites killed over 100 people this week
Shiite pilgrims mourn at the shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim in Baghdad on June 16. Bombings in Iraq killed five people and wounded 34 others on Sunday, security and medical officials said, after a bloody week that cost the lives of more than 100 people. © Ahmad al-Rubaye - AFP/File
Shiite pilgrims during a ceremony in Baghdad on Saturday. Bombings targeting Shiites killed over 100 people this week
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Last updated: June 17, 2012

Iraq bombings kill five in bloody end to deadly week

Bombings in Iraq killed five people and wounded 34 others on Sunday, security and medical officials said, after a bloody week that cost the lives of more than 100 people.

A car bomb targeting an army patrol killed one soldier and wounded three others in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, army Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed al-Obaidi from the Anbar Operations Command said.

A roadside bomb in Fallujah also killed a child and wounded three other people, Obaidi said.

Doctor Assem al-Hadithi of Fallujah General Hospital confirmed the facility had received the bodies of the soldier and the child.

In Al-Sharqat, 290 kilometres (180 miles) northwest of Baghdad, a car bomb that exploded near a police station among a line of cars waiting for petrol killed two people and wounded 26, a police colonel said.

And a roadside bomb north of Kirkuk, a city in north Iraq, killed Murad Mohammed, an Iraqi employee of a Turkish security company, and wounded two others, a high-ranking security official said.

The violence comes a day after 32 people were killed and dozens wounded in two car bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, while 72 people were killed and more than 250 wounded Wednesday in a wave of attacks across Iraq.

Violence has declined dramatically since the 2006-2007 peak of sectarian bloodshed, but attacks remain common, especially in Baghdad. A total of 132 Iraqis were killed in May, official figures show.

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