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News, May 2011
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
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.
5/5/2011 12:21 PM
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.
Aswat Al Iraq / 'Security '
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