Car bomb outside Iraqi police station kills at least 10 as Rumsfeld pays surprise visit to Iraq
A car bomb went off Monday outside an Iraqi police station in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing at least 10 people and injuring more than 40 others, police and hospital officials said.
Some 20 policemen had gathered in front of the Rahimawa police station to get their day's orders when the morning blast detonated, said the station's chief, Col. Adel Ibrahim. According to The AP, the blast heavily damaged nearby buildings and destroyed cars.
Kirkuk's police chief, Torhan Abdul Rahman Yousef, said dozens of people were killed and wounded. Ambulances rushed to the scene, and police cordoned off the area.
Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld paid a surprise visit to Iraq Tuesday, according to official sources in Baghdad.
Rumsfeld was greeted at the Baghdad airport by top civil administrator Paul L. Bremer, according to Reuters. This marks the Defense Secretary's fourth visit to Iraq since the US-led invasion last year. (Albawaba.com)
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