Suicide bombing kills 45, wounds 27 in Iraq

April 17th, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by admin  

Baghdad, April 17 (DPA) At least 45 people were killed and 27 wounded Thursday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a funeral procession in a village north of the Iraqi capital, police sources said. A police officer told DPA that a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt targeting a funeral procession in Abu Mohamed village, some 70 km north of Baghdad.

Sources said that the suicide bomber was a member of the Awakening Council.

The Awakening Councils are local police squads located mainly in Sunni Iraqi provinces and aim at fighting the Al Qaeda terrorist network.

The police said that the death toll was expected to rise, as most of the wounded were in critical condition.

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