- Jul 12, 2006
The surge is working!!!
Car Bomb Kills 30 in Iraq
By HAMID AHMED
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi police say a car bomb that exploded in Baqouba killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens of others.
A police officer says the explosives-laden car was parked near a restaurant across the street from the courthouse and provincial government offices in the city center. It exploded just before noon, when the area is crowded with people visiting government offices and eating lunch at the restaurant.
The officer is in the Diyala provincial police command but spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release the information.
He says the toll of 30 people killed could rise and that more than 40 people also were wounded in Tuesday's blast.