Six killed in Sadr City bombing

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Iraqi police report a bomb explosion killed five civilians and one security official, and injured at least another twelve, Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. The bomb was planted near a state-operated bank in a Shi'ite slum.

The blast occurred while retirees waited in line to receive their pension checks.

Three anonymous civilians told Associated Press, the blast killed three men and two women.

According to Naval officer Admiral Mike Mullen, violence in Iraq is at its lowest since 2003, however, Baghdad remains an area where low-level violence still occurs.