Iraqi officials say separate attacks in Iraq kill at least 12 people, wound 35 others

Officials say attacks in Iraq have killed at least 12 people and wounded 35 others.

Police say the deadliest was outside the southern city of Samawah when two car bombs exploded simultaneously in a commercial area, killing seven civilians and wounding 17. The Shiite city is located 370 kilometers (230 miles) southeast of Baghdad.

They added that a suicide bomber with an explosives belt attacked the main gate of a Shiite private college in Baghdad's eastern neighborhood of Ur, while three militants attacked the back gate. Four policemen and one teacher were killed while 18 people were wounded. The three militants were killed.

Medical officials confirmed causality figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.