Special report:Tension escalates in Iraq
BAGHDAD, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Three Iraqi children were killed and 15 others wounded when car bomb went off near a primary school in a town south of Baghdad on Sunday morning, a police source told Xinhua.
"An explosive-packed car detonated near the al-Thawra primary school in Yousifiyah town, 20 km south of Baghdad," the source said on condition of anonymity.
The blast damaged part of the school building, killing three pupils and wounding 15 others, the source added.
Violence surged again on Sunday with up to 33 killed and 56 others wounded earlier in the morning when a suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd police commando recruits in western Baghdad.