Iraq: explosion in apartment building in Mosul kills at least 7, wounds 70

An explosion struck an apartment building in Mosul Wednesday shortly after police arrived to investigate a tip about a weapons cache inside, killing at least seven people and wounding 70, a spokesman said. The cause of the blast was unknown, but Brig. Gen. Abdul-Karim al-Jubouri said it occurred about 4:30 p.m. after the arrival of Iraqi police forces. The police went to the building after receiving a tip that weapons and explosives were hidden inside the building, al-Jubouri said.