Posted by: pinkturtle2 | Mei 30, 2008

Suicide bomber kills 16 people in northwestern Iraq

A woman washes clothes as an Iraqi soldier patrols in a village near the city of Najaf, 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Thursday, May, 29, 2008. Iraqi army said that they arrested 5 foreigners during the patrol. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)

Suicide bomber kills 16 in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday in a crowd of police recruits in northwestern Iraq, killing at least 16 men and wounding 14 others, an official said.

The blast occurred in Sinjar, a town near the Syrian border that was the site of the deadliest attack of the war — a series of suicide truck bombings that killed an estimated 500 people.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the latest attack. But it bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida in Iraq, underscoring Iraqi claims that insurgents have fled to remote areas to escape a U.S.-Iraqi offensive under way in Mosul, about 74 miles east of Sinjar. …more


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