DEBKAfile December 17, 2012, 7:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
Car and truck bombs were detonated mainly in ethnically diverse towns and villages in northern Kurdish-governed Iraq Monday, the second day of violence in the region. The bloodiest attack was in a village near Mosul inhabited by the Shabak ethno-religious minority group, seven members of whom were killed by a truck bomb. Two car bombs also exploded in a Shia district of Tuz Khurmatu south of Kirkuk, killing five people.
More bombings targeted Shia pilgrims heading for Samarra.