Female suicide bomber strikes soccer fans north of Baghdad; 34 hurt

June 14, 2008 20:13

Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has targeted soccer fans near a cafe north of Baghdad as they were celebrating Iraq's win in a World Cup qualifying game. The top administrator in Qara Tappah says at least 34 people were wounded when the woman detonated her explosives belt as she walked toward the crowd emerging from the cafe after Iraq's 2-1 win over China in an away game. Serwan Shukir says more casualties were prevented because a policeman spotted the detonator and screamed at the crowd to disperse.

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