Iraq: Scores killed and wounded in blasts as Baquba death toll climbs to 28
A suicide driver killed three Iraqi policemen and injured 20 people when he detonated his car at the entrance of police headquarters Tuesday in Basra. Also Tuesday morning, two parked car bombs exploded nearly simultaneously in a shopping street in eastern Baghdad, killing six civilians and injuring 20 people, just yards away from a line of pensioners outside a local bank, the police said.
Meanwhile, at least 28 people died and 34 were injured in an attack by a suicide bomber inside a mosque near Iraq's city of Baquba, police and a medical official said on Tuesday. The attack Monday evening targetted a reconciliation meeting between two militias at Shifta village west of Baquba.
Seven policemen, including three high ranking officers, were killed when the suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in the crowded mosque. "We have a total of 28 people killed and 34 wounded," police Brigadier General Khaider al-Timimi told AFP.