In Iraq, twin bombings follow insurgent's renewed call to fight US(Read article summary)
The attacks underscore the security challenges after the US withdrawal from cities, particularly in the volatile areas in the north.
At least 34 people died in back-to-back suicide attacks in the town of Talafar, in northern Iraq, the BBC reported. A suicide bomber blew himself up early in the morning, then a second blast ripped through the crowd that had gathered after the first.
The Associated Press reports the Talafar attacks targeted the home of an antiterrorism officer. The first blast killed the officer, along with his wife and child, at around 6:30 a.m., the news service reported.