Suicide car bomb kills 10 in north Iraq
A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb on Friday outside a sports stadium in a predominantly Shiite town in northern Iraq, killing at least 10 people and wounding another 120, police and hospital officials said.

According to the police official, the bomber blew up his vehicle near the doorway to the stadium where a crowd of people were gathered,. A hospital official confirmed the casualty figures.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to the press. Located between the Syrian border and the volatile city of Mosul, Tal Afar's residents are predominantly Shiite of Turkomen ethnicity, and have been recurring targets of suicide bombers.

The most recent attacks in the city before Friday's blast took place in October and previous to that in July, with dozens killed in both cases. The deadliest assault in the northwestern city was in March 2007 when truck bombs hit crowded markets, killing at least 152 people.

Iraq was wracked by a cord of coordinated attacks on Monday, killing 119 people across 10 cities. In most cases, Shiites or members of the security services were targets.

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