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Sun Sep 9, 2012 9:37AM
A bomb attack carried out outside the French consulate building in Iraq’s Nassiriya has killed one person and injured another. (File photo)

A bomb attack carried out outside the French consulate building in Iraq’s Nassiriya has killed one person and injured another. (File photo)

A car bomb attack outside the French consulate building in the southeastern Iraqi city of Nassiriya has killed at least one people and injured another. Police said the bombing was carried out on Sunday. Nassiriya, which is located about 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of the capital, Baghdad, was also hit by a bombing against Muslim Shia pilgrims in early 2012. Two other people were also killed in a similar attack elsewhere in the city on Sunday. Separately in the town of Dujail, 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Baghdad, gunmen attacked a military base on the same day and killed 11 Iraqi soldiers. Bomb attacks and shootings have increased in Iraq over the past weeks. On September 7, the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk was the scene of bomb attacks on Shia worship places that killed eight people. Official figures put the number of people killed in attacks across Iraq in July at 325, the highest monthly death toll since August 2010. MSH/HSN