A suicide car bomb in Baquba, the capital city of Iraq's Diyala province, took over 35 lives. The attack came within hours of another car bombing in Ramadi, the capital of the western Anbar province, which claimed over a dozen lives.
Police said they expected the death toll to rise because there were still charred bodies inside cars at the scene of the blast in the capital of Diyala province, north of
Police and a hospital source also said a suicide car bomb had killed 13 people and wounded 14 others in the Iraqi city of Ramadi. That bomb exploded outside a restaurant.
Diyala, a multi-ethnic region and one of the most volatile parts of
Suspicion seemed likely to fall on al Qaeda for the Baquba attack given its penchant for using car bombs.
The bomb exploded outside the office of the provincial government in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of
Medical sources said ambulances were struggling to get the wounded to hospitals because of the sheer number of victims.
The strike was a reminder of remaining instability in the north at a time when most attention is focused on fighting in the south and in
Sunni Islamist al Qaeda militants have regrouped in provinces north of
Three fighters were killed in one gunbattle in the slum, before
The Shi'ite slum has been the scene of fierce street battles over the past three weeks. The fighting has been more intense than at any time since the first half of 2007, thrusting the
A suicide attack and two car bombs killed 18 people in northern
Among the dead from those attacks were 12 members of
Date created : 2008-04-15