Car bomb attack in Iraqi town, at least two dead and 45 injured

Saturday, June 19, 2010

According to a police source, at several people have been killed and a further 45 wounded after a car bomb went off in the Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmato, located about 170 kilometres (105 miles) north of Baghdad. Conflicting media reports put the number of dead between two and five.

The bomb reportedly was in a parked vehicle near the residence of Niazi Mohammed, a provincial council official, and damaged many homes upon detonation. Police official Colonel Hussein al-Bayati commented that women and children were among the casualties.

al-Bayati added that the home of Turkmen councillor Niazar Nomaroglu was severely damaged as well, although it wasn't immediately clear whether Nomaroglu had been killed.