Baghdad blast kills at least five as South Korean shot dead near Basra
A huge blast took place in a restaurant at central Baghdad on New Year's Eve. At least five people were killed and more than 20 were wounded.
Gunfire was heard after the explosion. Shortly after the blast, American troops were seen heading to the site of the explosion, and U.S. military helicopters hovered overhead, The AP reported.
The bomb was hidden in shrubs outside the restaurant and went off as a U.S. military convoy passed, one report said. Other sources claimed the blast was caused by a suicide bomber or a car bomb.
The restaurant, called Nabil, had advertised a New Year's Eve party with live music and bellydancing.
Also Wednesday, near the southern city of Basra, a South Korean was killed in an ambush and resulting gunbattle between Romanian soldiers and Iraqi resistance fighters, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. (Albawaba.com)
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