10 killed, 31 injured in two attacks in Iraq

Baghdad, Aug 29 (DPA) At least 10 people were killed and 31 injured in two separate attacks in Iraq Saturday, security sources said.

Six of the victims died in a suicide bombing in Shirqat, a town in the northern Salah el-Din province. The attack injured 14 people, the sources said.

Four policemen were among the dead. Several shops were severely damaged when the bomber blew up his car near a market in the town, which lies 170 km north of Baghdad.

In Nineveh province, four people were killed and 17 wounded in a car bomb attack in Sinjar town, 100 km west of the restive northern city of Mosul.

Sinjar is home to the Yazidis, members of an ancient Kurdish sect who have been victims of a string of attacks in the past. In August 2007, around 400 people were killed in Sinjar by explosions targeting Yazidis.