Female suicide bomber strikes market in restive Iraqi province

July 7th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, July 7 (DPA) A female suicide bomber blew herself up Monday in a market in north Iraq’s restive Diyala province, killing and injuring several people, police said. The bomber detonated her explosive belt at the popular market in al-Mafraq area in central Baquba, 57 km north-east of Baghdad, an unnamed source in the provincial police told the Voices of Iraq news agency.

The source did not say how many people were killed and injured in the attack.

Diyala is the centre of the Sunni extremist Al Qaeda in Iraq group, which is most associated with suicide bombings.

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