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Police: Suicide bomber kills 2 at Iraqi restaurant

  FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, people gather at the site of a car bomb attack in central Baghdad, Iraq. An al-Qaida front group in Iraq cl...
  FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, Iraqi and U.S. army soldiers inspect a crater caused by a car bomb attack in central Baghdad, Iraq. An al-Q...

ADDITION Iraq Violence

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, people gather at the site of a car bomb attack in central Baghdad, Iraq. An al-Qaida front group in Iraq cl...

ADDITION Iraq Violence

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, Iraqi and U.S. army soldiers inspect a crater caused by a car bomb attack in central Baghdad, Iraq. An al-Q...

An Iraqi police official says a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt at a popular restaurant in a Shiite holy city north of Baghdad, killing at least two people.
The official says the blast occurred at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday at a falafel restaurant in Samarra. At least 20 people were wounded.
The official says the bomber targeted the restaurant because it is popular with security forces.
A medical official at Samarra hospital confirmed the casualties.
Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.
Samarra's gold-domed shrine was destroyed in an insurgent attack in 2006, setting off months of sectarian violence.


Updated : 2021-04-17 23:46 GMT+08:00