Bomb explodes near restaurant in Baghdad, 33 dead

A suicide bomber detonated himself near a restaurant frequented by Baghdad police Thursday morning, killing at least 33 people and injuring many more, police said. The blast echoed through central Baghdad at about 9:45 a.m., when police officers frequently stop by for breakfast. Police Maj. Abdel-Hussein Minsef said three police officers and five civilians were killed in the blast and 19 others injured.