Iraq: 11 killed, 27 wounded in car bomb attack

December 13, 2006 13:34

A car bomb exploded near a crowded bus stop in eastern Baghdad during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing 11 people and wounding 27 in a mostly Shi'ite area, police said. The blast in Kamaliyah neighborhood at 8:45 a.m. also occurred about 50 meters (yards) from the Shi'ite al-Rasoul mosque but did not damage the small building, said police Capt. Mohammed Abdul-Ghani and police Maj. Mahir Hamad. "A Volkswagen car exploded right near the bus stop, hitting a group of people, including women and children who were waiting to take a bus to a fruit and vegetable market," said one witness, Abu Haider al-Kaabi.

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