Officials: Explosions in northern Iraqi city of Mosul kill 2 soldiers, wound 7 other people

Officials say two explosions in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have killed two soldiers and wounded another seven people.

A police officer says five soldiers were among those wounded in a car bomb Sunday in an industrial area of the city, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad. He says two civilians also were wounded when another bomb placed under a vehicle exploded.

A health official confirmed the casualties.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombings.

Sunni militants often attack soldiers, hoping to erode confidence in the Shiite-led government.