15 killed in Iraq suicide bomb attack

February 5th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, Feb 5 (Xinhua) Fifteen people were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a restaurant in Iraq’s northeastern Diyala province, the police said.”The bomber blew up his explosive vest inside Dilshad Restaurant in Khanaqin town, killing 15 people and wounding 15 others,” an official said requesting anonymity.

The attacker targeted the restaurant during lunchtime when there are more people, the official said.

The town in the volatile Diyala province has been the scene of ethnic violence of late.

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