Baquba blast kills national guardsmen

Three Iraqi national guardsmen are killed and six wounded when an alleged human bomber has blown up a car at a checkpoint on the northern road into the city of Baquba, security and hospital sources said.

    Six national guardsmen were injured in the blast

    "At around 2:00 pm (1000 GMT) a car drove up to the Sabtiyah checkpoint and, before the national guardsmen could search it, the driver blew up the vehicle," said Captain Sabah Nasif Jasim.

    Doctor Haidar Khalifa at Baquba's main hospital said three members of the national guard were killed and six were admitted suffering from burns.

    He said rescuers also found the remains of a body on the scene that appeared to be that of the human bomber.

    This incident comes less than a week after another bombing outside a rapid reaction police unit in Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, killed 70 people and wounded 56, most of them applicants for jobs in the police.

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    FGM: The last cutting season

    FGM: The last cutting season

    Maasai women are spearheading an alternative rite of passage that excludes female genital mutilation.

    'No girl is safe': The mothers ironing their daughters' breasts

    Victims of breast ironing: It felt like 'fire'

    Cameroonian girls are enduring a painful daily procedure with long lasting physical and psychological consequences.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.