Baghdad: At least 28 killed in blast aimed at tribal leaders
A suicide bomber killed 28 people and injured 28 others on Tuesday during a tour by tribal leaders and security officials of a market in western Baghdad, a security official said. According to Reuters, Major-General Qassim Moussawi said the attack took place as a group of dignitaries, including army officers, toured a crowded market in the Abu Ghraib district.
A police source conveyed 25 people were killed and 20 wounded but said the attack was mounted as the dignitaries were leaving a tribal gathering at the Abu Ghraib municipal headquarters. Journalists, police and soldiers were among those killed, the police source said.