Suicide car bombing kills 16 in Iraq

December 1st, 2008 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Mosul (Iraq), Dec 1 (Xinhua) At least 16 people were killed and some 33 injured Monday in a suicide car bomb attack targeted against the police in the volatile northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a police source said. The incident occurred when a suicide car bomber struck a joint US and Iraqi police patrol in the neighbourhood of Mosul, killing 16 people and wounding 33 others, the source told reporters on condition of anonymity.

The source said most of the victims were policemen.

US and Iraqi security forces cordoned off the area while ambulances rushed to take the victims to nearby hospitals, it added.

The province has been the scene of a major security crackdown by US troops and Iraqi security forces, aimed at flushing out Al Qaeda militants and other anti-US insurgent groups.

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