Car bomb north of Baghdad kills 3 Iraqi soldiers

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 15:11

Baghdad: An Iraqi official says a bomb blast
north of Baghdad has killed three Iraqi soldiers, hours before
the nation`s parliament is to reconvene after Sunni-backed
lawmakers ended their boycott to protest persecution of Sunni
officials.



Police spokesman in Diyala province, Maj Ghalib al-Karkhi,
says a parked car bomb detonated near a military patrol
yesterday in Baqouba, killing three soldiers and wounding
three others.



Baqouba is a former al-Qaida stronghold, 60 kilometres
northeast of Baghdad.




Al Qaida has frequently targeted Iraqi security forces
since the US troops left in December.

The group appears to be exploiting a political crisis that
has erupted after the Shiite-led government issued an arrest
warrant for the Sunni vice president on terrorism charges.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 15:11
TAGS:

More from zeenews

 
comments powered by Disqus
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 122 122 76
SHS 63 63 19
INC 42 42 -40
NCP 41 41 -21
MNS 1 1 -12
OTH 19 19 -22
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results Interactive Map
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 47 47 43
INLD 19 19 -12
INC 15 15 -25
HJCBL 2 2 -4
OTH 7 7 -2
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results Interactive Map