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Suicide bombers injure12 in Iraq


BAGHDAD, Mar 28 (AP): Two suicide bombers struck a police station south of Baghdad Tuesday, blowing themselves up in an attack that wounded 11 policemen and a female bystander, police said. North of the capital, gunmen killed two Iraqi contractors, police said. In the suicide bombing, two men drove up to the police station in Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of Baghdad, in a pickup truck. They opened machine-gun fire on the police, who fought back, hitting one of the assailants before the car blew up, police Lt. Col. Khalil Abdul-Ridha said.
A series of mortar rounds then hit the police station, but nobody was harmed, Abdul-Ridha said.
In Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, gunmen attacked a car carrying Iraqi contractors, killing two and wounding one, police Capt. Hakim al-Azzawi said. The men provided services like construction to U.S. troops, al-Azzawi said. A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol exploded in the northern city of Kirkuk, wounding four policemen and two children walking to school, police said. Kirkuk is 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad.