Iraq: Suicide bomber hits Shi'ite HQ, kills five

February 24, 2007 17:02


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A suicide car bomb struck near the headquarters of a major Shi'ite political bloc Saturday in Baghdad, killing at least five people and wounding seven, police said. The explosion occurred about 5 p.m. in the southeastern neighborhood of Jadriyah, some 200-300 meters away from the headquarters of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, or SCIRI. The Shi'ite bloc carries the strongest voice in the 275-seat parliament and is run by Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, whose son Amar was detained for nearly 12 hours by US forces Friday as he crossed back from Iran. Three cars and a house also were damaged in the blast, police said.

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