Iraq bomb kills policeman's baby nephew, 3 others

October 19, 2010 09:52


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BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials say a bomb has detonated near the house of a police officer in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, killing his 6-month-old nephew and three other family members.

Police and hospital officials say the officer, Lt. Col. Qais Rashid, was unharmed in Tuesday's blast. His brother, sister and sister-in-law were killed along with his baby nephew, Col. Khalid Jassim of Tikrit police said. Saad Hassan, an official in the city's main hospital, confirmed the death toll.

In Baghdad, two bombs attached to buses carrying Iranian pilgrims detonated while they drove through downtown, wounding 15 Iranians, police officials in the capital said.

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