Tuesday 6 December 2016

Suicide bomber kills after posing as victim

Richard Spencer in Baghdad

Published 04/03/2010 | 05:00

An Iraqi suicide bomber posed as a victim wounded in another attack yesterday, and blew himself up in a hospital, killing many of the survivors of the first two blasts.

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The man, wearing the uniform of an army lieutenant, was delivered by ambulance to the hospital in Baquba, about 60 kilometres north of Baghdad.

A total of 33 people -- including 10 policemen -- died and 55 were wounded in the three attacks, which began with two car bombs outside a local government housing office and near the provincial government headquarters.

A fourth bomb was discovered near the hospital and defused.

The attacks bear the hallmarks of al-Qa'ida, which is known to operate in the area. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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