11 dead in Iraq suicide bombing

Comment on this story
iol pic wld_IRAQ-BAGHDAD-BLASTS_0513_11 REUTERS People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Sadr City district of Baghdad. Picture: Wissm al-Okili

Baghdad - A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives killed at least 11 people and wounded 30 on Saturday in a town just south of Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

The attacker approached a major checkpoint at a northern entrance to the town of Yusifiya, 15 km (8 miles) from the capital, a police officer said on condition of anonymity.

“The suicide bomber drove his car into the checkpoint and blew up the car in middle of vehicles waiting to be searched,” the officer said. Violence in Iraq has spiraled out of control this year, reaching levels not seen since the dark days of 2006-07 when the country was convulsed by civil war.

Reuters


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.