Wednesday, November 23, 2005

18 dead in Kirkuk suicide bombing - Pakistan News And World News Network From Pakistan

18 dead in Kirkuk suicide bombing - Pakistan News And World News Network From Pakistan: "BAGHDAD: A suicide car bomb blast killed 18 people, including 10 policemen, in the northern city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, and mortars landed near the US ambassador to Iraq during a ceremony in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit.

The bomber detonated his explosives-laden car next to a group of police vehicles on the main road leading south from Kirkuk to Baghdad shortly after sunset. Police Colonel Borhan Tayyib Taha said 28 people were wounded in the blast. Ambulances ferried the worst cases to hospitals in Kirkuk, where distraught relatives gathered to search for loved ones.

Police said they expected the toll to rise as many of those injured were badly wounded. The blast follows a string of suicide bombs across the country in the past five days in the build up to elections set for Dec 15. "

Nation building is hard work. Working hard. Can I go potty?

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