Bombing attack in Baghdad kills at least 18
A suicide bombing attack killed at least 18 people and injured more than 80 others near an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad Tuesday, Iraqi police said. Police and hospital officials said the bomber in Tuesday's attack tried to drive a pickup truck through a checkpoint and blast walls protecting the forensic evidence office. Among those confirmed killed were 12 police officers and six civilians who were visiting the office. According to the AP, officials said more than half the wounded were police.
On Monday, three suicide attacks on well-known Baghdad hotels killed at least 36 people.
Also on Tuesday, the nephew of the man known as Chemical Ali arrived in Baghdad to collect the body of Saddam Hussein's cousin and close deputy who was hanged Monday. A grave was dug for Ali Hassan al-Majid near his hometown of Tikrit next to Saddam's two sons and grandson