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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Truck bomb wounds at least 15 near Mosul, Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hospital officials say a truck bomb has wounded at least 15 people near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.Local police say the bomb was planted near the house of a Sunni sheik, Abdul-Razaq al-Waqaa, who had turned against al-Qaida.Police say 40 people were wounded in the blast near al-Qayarra, 40 miles south of Mosul, including al-Waqaa and his wife.The reason for the discrepancy in the number of wounded was not immediately clear.Police say three houses collapsed in the bombing, and seven others were damaged. Authorities are searching through the rubble for those wounded or killed in the attack.Police and hospital officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
source: The Associated Press


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