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25 Iraqis Killed, 75 Wounded in Hillah Suicide Car Bombing,

23 Killed in Other Iraqi Cities in One Day

May 5, 2011

25 killed, 75 wounded in Iraq suicide car bombing

BAGHDAD, May 5, 2011 (Xinhua) --

A suicide car bomb attack on the Iraqi police in south of Baghdad on Thursday killed 25 and wounded another 75, a local police source told Xinhua.

"Our latest reports put the toll from the suicide car bombing in the city of Hillah at 25 and 75 wounded," the source from Hillah police told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The attack occurred in the center of Hillah, the capital city of Babil province some 90 km south of Baghdad, when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into the entrance of a police headquarters during a shift change as many policemen were gathering outside the building, the source said.

The powerful blast badly damaged the facade of the headquarters and a large part of the building, the source added.

Most of the killed and wounded were policemen and several cars, nearby shops and buildings were damaged in the blast, he said, adding that the police force has cordoned off the area for investigation.

Earlier, a local police source put the toll at 15 killed and 60 wounded.

The attack came as the Iraqi security forces increased security alert in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities as they expected deadly attacks to be carried out by al-Qaida militants in retaliation for the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks continue in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease of violence over the last three years.

Editor: Mo Hong'e

Nine Iraqis killed, 27 others injured in south Baghdad blast.

5/4/2011 9:54 AM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq:

At least 9 Iraqi civilians have been killed and 27 others injured in a booby-trapped car explosion in southern Baghdad’s Daura district on Tuesday night, a security source said on Wednesday.
“A booby-trapped car, parked on the roadside in southern Baghdad’s Daura district, blew off late Tuesday night, killing 9 people and wounding 27 others,” the security source said.

Over 20 cops killed, 52 others injured in Hilla attack

5/5/2011 12:21 PM

BABEL / Aswat al-Iraq:

The bodies of 21 policemen and 52 others injured in a booby-trapped car blast, targeted against a police training center in Hilla city, the center of Babel Province, were taken to Hilla’s Republican Hospital, a medical source in Hilla said on Thursday.

“The Republican Hospital in Hilla on Thursday afternoon received the bodies of 21 policemen killed and 52 others injured in a booby-trapped car explosion against the Hilla Police Training Center early in the day,” the medical source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

A security source told Aswat al-Iraq earlier on Thursday that a booby-trapped car blew up at 07:30 a.m.
local time at the main entrance of the Police Training Center in central Hillah, targeted against the police trainees, killing 15 policemen and wounding 43 others.

Hilla, the center Babel Province, is 100 km to the south of Baghdad.


Other Killings and Attacks:

Aswat Al Iraq / 'Security '    
4 civilians wounded by IED in Baghdad
5/5/2011 6:54 PM

Iraq’s Parliament Speaker condemns Hilla blast, demands defining security violations.
5/5/2011 4:00 PM

High-ranking Iraqi Defense Ministry officer assassinated
5/5/2011 3:40 PM

Wanted persons detained by Mosul Federal Police
5/5/2011 1:13 PM

Mosul’s Islamic Governor arrested in Mosul
5/5/2011 12:59 PM

UPDATE / Over 20 cops killed, 52 others injured in Hilla attack
5/5/2011 12:21 PM

Policeman killed in sticking charge blast in Mosul
5/5/2011 11:45 AM

15 cops killed, 43 others injured in Hilla blast
5/5/2011 11:21 AM

2 Kurdish security elements killed, 4 injured in assassination attempt
5/5/2011 11:19 AM

Civilian killed, 3 others injured in Baghdad blast
5/5/2011 11:17 AM

Sticky bomb kills civilian in Mosul
5/4/2011 7:05 PM

Katyusha Rocket hits Green Zone, sticky bomb injures 2 in Baghdad
5/4/2011 5:04 PM

2 drivers killed west of Mosul
5/4/2011 4:26 PM

Man, driving armored car, injured in Baghdad blast
5/4/2011 2:46 PM

Cell that killed 2 of Al-Masar TV Channel arrested
5/4/2011 2:12 PM

An Iraqi policeman and a cvilian killed in Baghdad attacks
5/4/2011 10:33 AM

Three Traffic policemen injured in Kirkuk blast
5/4/2011 10:21 AM

Three killed, three others injured in Karbala blasts
5/4/2011 10:10 AM

Nine Iraqis killed, 27 others injured in south Baghdad blast.
5/4/2011 9:54 AM

Civilian killed, 3 children wounded by landmine in Arbil
5/3/2011 3:46 PM

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