Baghdad car blast kills at least six as first British female soldier dies
A car bomb went off outside the Iraqi Education Ministry in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least five people and injuring 21, reports said. A ministry official, however, said about 20 people had been killed or injured. The explosion in Adhamiya district heavily damaged the ministry building and destroyed a number of cars.
"It was a suicide attack, we found the body of the driver inside the charred remains of the car," said police lieutenent Bassam Bahr, according to the AFP.
Another bomb exploded near the Abu Ghraib prison injuring two Iraqi national guards.
Meanwhile, the first British female soldier to die in Iraq since the invasion began in 2003 has been confirmed by the Ministry of Defense.
She was found dead on Sunday at a military camp in Basra. The 34-year-old from Liverpool died from a gunshot wound at the Army base in the Shatt-al-Arab Hotel, a statement said. (albawaba.com)