At least 43 dead in Iraq bombing attack

Published July 18th, 2010 - 07:42 GMT

Iraqi security sources on Sunday confirmed the killing of at least 43 people and injuring of 40 in a suicide attack on the Office of the Awakening Council in the Radwaniyah, southwest of Baghdad. Reports said that a suicide bomber wearing an explosives vest blew himself up in the among a group of Awakening Council members and army officers who lined up in queues to receive their salaries, police said.

The Awakening Councils have been in recent months a target of many attacks in the Sunni areas around the Iraqi capital.

In a related development, four people were killed and 23 were wounded in a series of attacks in several Iraqi cities. 

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