Baghdad: Car bomb kills 7, wounds 31

July 12, 2006 12:45


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A suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 31, police said, while gunmen kidnapped 17 people in an ambush on a bus station north of the capital. The attack on the restaurant occurred in New Baghdad, a mixed Shi'ite-Sunni neighborhood in southeastern Baghdad, local police chief Col. Ahmed Aboud said. Earlier reports said it was a parked car bomb, but Aboud said the bomber detonated his explosives in the restaurant. Gunmen also stormed the bus station in Muqdadiyah, about 90 kilometers north of Baghdad , abducting 17 civilians and taking them to an unknown destination, police said. Shi'ite lawmaker Sheik Jalaluddin al-Saghir told a session of parliament that 50 to 60 Shi'ites were abducted in the attack.

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