Iraq: Bomber strikes celebrating soccer fans

July 25, 2007 19:05

A parked car bomb struck soccer fans celebrating Iraq's victory in the Asian Cup semifinal on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 30, according to police and hospital officials. The explosion occurred as a crowd of people were cheering near a well-known ice cream shop in Baghdad's western neighborhood of Mansour, the officials said, giving the casualty toll. The victims were among the thousands of revelers who took to the streets of the capital after the country's national soccer team beat South Korea to reach the tournament's final on Sunday in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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