Death toll from Baghdad blasts up to 155

Published October 26th, 2009 - 12:45 GMT

The death toll from Iraq's biggest attack in more than two years grew to 155 Monday as Iraqis buried the victims from the twin suicide bombings that took place at the heart of Baghdad. Funerals were held around the city amid heightened security.


According to the AP, officials revised the number of injured down to some 500 Monday, from 700 the day before.


The initial investigation suggested the vehicles, each packed with explosives, might have passed through some security checkpoints before hitting their destination, said Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Mousawi, a spokesman for the city's operations command center. The pickup truck that went off near the Justice Ministry was carrying 1,000 kilograms of explosives, the initial investigation found. The second pickup truck that exploded near the Baghdad Provincial Administration building, was carrying 700 kilograms of explosives, which were attached to the vehicles and hidden below the seats.



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