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Suicide attack targeting police patrol kills 28 people, wounds 52

Latest update : 2009-04-23

A suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi police patrol killed 28 people and wounded 52 in southeastern Baghdad, ministry officials said. The attack came as the policemen were distributing aid to displaced families.

AFP - Twenty-eight people were killed and 52 wounded in a suicide attack on a police patrol in southeastern Baghdad on Thursday, defence and interior ministry officials.
   
"Iraqi police were distributing aid to displaced families when a suicide bomber blew himself up," an interior ministry official said. "At least 10 police and five children are among 28 dead."
   
A defence ministry official confirmed the number of dead.
   
Security has improved dramatically in Iraq over the past two years but attacks targeting security forces are still common in some parts of the country, including the capital.
 

Date created : 2009-04-23

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