(From Aberdeen Press & Journal (UK))
Two lorry bombs exploded at markets in Tal Afar and a suicide car bomber struck near Ramadi yesterday - the latest attacks in a surge of violence outside the Iraqi capital.
The three bombings killed at least 58 people.
It also emerged that two elderly Catholic nuns were stabbed to death in the northern city of Kirkuk this week.
On the political front, a plan to allow former members of Saddam Hussein's Baathist ruling party to resume jobs in the government came under fire.
The attacks in Tal Afar, the second in four days, occurred at around 4pm at popular markets. At least 48 people were …