Bombing Kills 21 at Iraq Army Recruiting Center

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say the toll from a suicide bombing at a military recruiting center in Baghdad has risen to 21 killed and nearly three dozen wounded.

The strike Thursday morning likely was meant to send a message to the government and would-be army volunteers over Iraqi troops' ongoing push to retake two western cities overrun by al-Qaida militants.

A police official who provided the death toll says 35 people were wounded in the attack. He said the dead included four soldiers guarding the site.

A hospital official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to journalists.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 239508761 - kolotv.com/a?a=239508761