Death toll rises to 33 in suicide attack in W Baghdad
www.chinaview.cn 2006-11-12 17:47:11

Special report:Tension escalates in Iraq

A man stands inside a shop damaged in a car bomb attack in Baghdad, November 12, 2006.

A man stands inside a shop damaged in a car bomb attack in Baghdad, November 12, 2006.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    BAGHDAD, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- The death toll rose to 33 people killed and 56 others wounded in the suicide bomb attack at a police commando recruitment center in western Baghdad on Sunday morning, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua.

    "A suicide bomber wearing an explosive-belt blew himself up among a crowd of people who came up to join the Iraqi police commandos in a recruitment center near the Nusour Square in Qadsiyah neighborhood," the source said on condition of anonymity.

    Earlier, media reports said that at least 23 people were killed in the attack.

    Meanwhile, there was another powerful explosion, said the source, but he could not confirm whether it was caused by another suicide bomber or by a mortar round attack.

    Related stories: Four people killed in explosions in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Four people were killed and 20 others wounded when a car bomb and a roadside bomb went off in two areas in Baghdad on Sunday, a police source said.

    "A car bomb parking in Irkhietah popular market in Baghdad's central district of Karradah went off at about 11:30 a.m. (0830GMT), killing two and wounding seven others," the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

    In a separate incident, a roadside bomb went off on a main road in the Radhwaniyah area in southwestern Baghdad, killing two and wounding 13 others, the source added.

    The blast damaged several civilian cars, he said.

    Violence rages in Iraq as sectarian killings, car bombings and roadside bombings claim lives of dozens of Iraqis on the daily basis.

    Two people killed in two roadside bombs in central Baghdad

    BAGHDAD, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed and five others wounded when two roadside bombs went off at central Baghdad district on Sunday, a well-informed police source said.

    "Two roadside bombs detonated at about 1:40 p.m. (1040 GMT) in the Fanarah district near the Taiyran Square, killing two civilians and wounding five others," the source said on condition of anonymity.

    In an earlier incident, the death toll of a suicide bomb attack at a police commando recruitment center in western Baghdad rose to 35, with up to 60 others wounded, the source said.

    Violence rages in Iraq as sectarian killings, car bombings and roadside bombings claim lives of dozens of Iraqis on the daily basis.

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