Double car bombing kills 28 in Baghdad

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
June 20, 2010 22:33

A double suicide car bombing tore through a crowded commercial district near a state-run bank Sunday in Baghdad, killing at least 28 people in the second strike to hit a major financial institution in a week.

The attack added weight to warnings that insurgents would try to foment unrest as deadlocked politicians squabble over forming a new government more than three months after inconclusive national elections.

The bombers drove two cars packed with nearly 180 pounds (82 kilograms) of ammonium nitrate toward the gates of the Trade Bank of Iraq building and detonated the explosives after striking the blast walls protecting the building, said Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, the main Iraqi military spokesman for Baghdad.


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