Two civilians killed in Iraq blast near Iranian embassy

A car bomb exploded near the Iranian embassy in Baghdad during Sunday morning rush hour, killing at least two civilians and wounding five, police said.

Two civilians killed in Iraq blast near Iranian embassy
The blast was in a parking lot across the street from the embassy, a police official said.

He said the two killed were civilians and the wounded included three embassy guards.

Elsewhere in the capital, a senior police official was wounded when a bomb that was stuck to his car exploded in a busy intersection. A traffic officer was killed and four other people were wounded in the attack, another police official said.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information.

In another development, a U.S. helicopter crashed Sunday south of Baghdad, wounding the two American soldiers who were aboard, the military said.

Preliminary indications point to mechanical failure as the cause of the crash, but an investigation will be conducted to determine what happened, the military said.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Haziran 2008, 18:43