Saturday, July 30, 2005

Death toll from Iraq suicide bomb attack rises to 52

"BAGHDAD: Iraqi police said on Saturday that the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on army volunteers in a town near the Syrian border rose to 52, as some of the wounded died overnight.

Rabiah police commander Col Yahya al-Shammari said the number of the injured nearly doubled to 93 from 52 after officials added more patients who had been taken to a hospital in a different town.

Meanwhile, a car bomb exploded on Saturday near the National Theater in Baghdad, killing five people, including three policemen, and injuring nine, including a mother and her two children, police and witnesses said.

Police Maj Abbas Muhammed Salman said the injured also included three policemen, who appeared to have been the target"
Daily Times


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