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A man stands inside a shop damaged in a
car bomb attack in Baghdad, November 12, 2006.(Xinhua/Reuters
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.
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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
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
Two people killed in two roadside bombs in
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.