UPDATE: More new dead in Egypt, it also raises the number of previous killings
Officials: Bomb attacks in Iraq kill at least 12 people, raising fears of sectarian conflict
BAGHDAD – Attacks around Iraq Sunday, including a suicide car bombing, killed at least 12 people, officials said, the latest in a surge of violence that has brought up the grim prospect of escalation into sectarian civil war.
The car bomber rammed his vehicle into a Kurdish security patrol in country’s north and killing eight. He struck as the patrol was passing through the ethnically-mixed northern town of Tuz Khormato, local police chief Col. Hussein Ali Rasheed said. Five people were wounded, he said.