Iraq: At least seven dead in blast as funeral death toll rises to 36

Published January 2nd, 2008 - 02:01 GMT

A suicide bombing Wednesday in the city of Baqouba killed seven people and injured 22, police said, while authorities riased the death toll from a Baghdad suicide attack at a funeral the previous day to 36.

 

In Wednesday's attack, the bomber activated his explosives near a hospital in the center of the city, the capital of Diyala province, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, said police Col. Raghib al-Omari. The victims included a policeman and two members of a U.S.-backed armed volunteer group, the Brigades of 1920s Revolution, a police officer said, according to the AP.

 

In the capital, police increased the death toll of Tuesday's attack by four to 36, and said 37 people had been wounded.

 

In the same neighborhood, a roadside bomb targeting a police patrol wounded six people Wednesday - three police and three civilians, a police officer conveyed.

 

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