Suicide bomber kills 13 in Iraq

March 24th, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS  

Baquba (Iraq), March 23 (Xinhua) A suicide bomber killed at least 13 people and wounded 30 in a town in northeast Iraq Monday, the police said.
The suicide bomber blew himself at the funeral of a relative of a local Kurdish leader in the town of Jalwlaa, some 140 km northeast of Baghdad, it said.

It was not known whether Hameed Khudadai, head of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), was at the funeral when the incident occurred.

PUK is one of the two major parties in the Kurdish semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq.

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