32 killed in bomb attack in Iraq

At least 32 people were killed and 135 others injured in a suicide bombing and two car bombs targeting security forces in Iraq Sunday, a provincial security source said.

IANS| Updated: Oct 13, 2014, 00:39 AM IST

Baghdad: At least 32 people were killed and 135 others injured in a suicide bombing and two car bombs targeting security forces in Iraq Sunday, a provincial security source said.

The attack occurred when two booby-trapped cars detonated, followed by a suicide bomber who blew himself up outside the police headquarters in Diyala province's Qara-Tabba town, an official told Xinhua.

"Our latest reports said the number of casualties reached 32 killed, including 11 Kurdish security members and two members of town council, in addition to 135 wounded people," the source said.

Many of the wounded were women and children who were displaced from their homes in the battle grounds in the province and were gathered to collect one million Iraqi dinars ($830) as relief money from the government, the source added.

Diyala province, which stretches from the eastern edges of Baghdad to the Iranian border in the east of the country, has long been volatile since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 despite repeated military operations against the militant groups.