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Attacks target Iraqi government officials kill 3, wound several

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The attacks take place in Baghdad and Mosul
  • In three cases, bombs are attached to cars

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- Several bombs targeting Iraqi government and police officials went off Thursday morning, with at least three deaths reported.

A suicide bomber in a car targeted Iraq's federal police headquarter in western Mosul, killing two officers and wounding nine people, police said.

Mosul is located in Nineveh province about 420 km (260 miles) north of Baghdad.

In southwestern Baghdad, Col. Abdulwahab AbdulRazaq, an official with Iraq's interior ministry, was killed when a bomb attached to his car exploded.

In another attack in southwestern Baghdad, Gen. Hussein Mahdi, another senior official with the ministry, was critically wounded when a bomb attached to his car went off, police said.

And in central Baghdad, an employee with ministry of industry was wounded in a similar attack.