Thirty-five people were killed and 28 others were wounded Tuesday in a twin explosion in Taji, a town 20 kilometers to the north of the Iraqi capital.
Iraqi security forces said a parked car bomb detonated around 10 am near the government identity-cards office and local town council hall. The car explosion was followed a bomb detonation at the same place and time.
The explosions took place during the peak hour when people come to the two buildings for official business.
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The speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Usama al-Nujaifi, condemned the attacks and urged security forces to do a better job of protecting the people in the wake of recent violence against government institutions.
In a press release, al-Nujaifi demanded that security forces reveal the outcome of an investigation into previous attacks.
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