Monday, June 6, 2011

Suicide car bombing in Tikrit kills at least 12

Might as well start the week off right with a nice suicide car bomber.
Why go to work and lead a normal life when you can kill yourself in the name of Islam and take a few filthy bastards with you?

A suicide car bombing in the Iraqi city of Tikrit has killed at least 12 people, police say.

At least another 19 people were injured in the attack which struck the hometown of the former leader Saddam Hussein.

The attack targeted the entrance to a complex of palaces which formerly belonged to him and which currently houses security offices.

It comes three days after attacks on a Tikrit mosque and hospital killed at least 21 people.

Monday's attack was "a suicide car bomb that blew up at the main gate while a process of handing over checkpoints from the police to the army was taking place", Hassan Abdulla, media adviser to the head of the local provincial council, told Reuters news agency.

Mr Abdulla said those killed included several military officers, among them a colonel who was the head of military intelligence in Tikrit.

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