Suicide bomb attack kills 5 Iraqis in Baghdad checkpoint

5 people were killed and 10 wounded when two suspected suicide car bombers attacked police checkpoints in Baghdad, police said.

Suicide bomb attack kills 5 Iraqis in Baghdad checkpoint

Five people were killed and 10 wounded, including several police officers, when two suspected suicide car bombers attacked police checkpoints in southern Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.

The attacks in the Abu Dsheer district came amid political tensions as a Sunni-backed alliance which came first in an inconclusive election in March.

Last Friday car bombs planted in Baghdad killed dozens.

Security officials said last week's bombings were likely revenge attacks for the deaths of al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the purported head of its affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq.

In Wednesday's attacks in Abu Dsheer, suicide bombers in two cars drove at two checkpoints at more or less the same time, and blew themselves up, a police source said.

Reuters

Last Mod: 28 Nisan 2010, 20:48
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