Iraq: Female suicide bomber kills 3, wounds 10 in Baghdad

Separate car bomb in Mosul kills police officer and two civilians.

iraq market bomb 224.88 (photo credit: AP [file])
iraq market bomb 224.88
(photo credit: AP [file])
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a predominantly Shi'ite area in central Baghdad on Sunday morning, killing at least three people and wounding 10, police said. Police in the Masbah commercial area suspected the woman, who was in a black Islamic robe, and asked her to stop, but she fled to a nearby building, said an officer. The attack was one of two bombings in Iraq on Sunday morning. In the northern city of Mosul, a bomb in a parked car detonated, killing a police officer and two civilians, police there said. The slain policeman was examining the car, which was parked in the eastern section of Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) north of Baghdad, when it was blown up remotely, a police officer said. Two civilians were also wounded in the explosion, said the officer. Mosul is the last major urban stronghold of insurgent forces and a focus of the US and Iraqi military efforts.