Baquba (Iraq): A suicide bomber on a
motorcycle targeting a US military convoy in central Iraq
killed two civilians and wounded five other people today, a
security official said.
The attack, which occurred at around 12:00 pm (0900 GMT)
in the town of Al-Muqdadiyah, 90 kilometres north of Baghdad
in Diyala province, also damaged an American humvee, an
official at Diyala operations command said, speaking on
condition of anonymity.
The US military did not immediately respond to requests
The blast in Al-Muqdadiyah, which lies northeast of the
provincial capital Baquba, comes after March parliamentary
elections which have still not resulted in a new government.
US and Iraqi security officials have warned that a long
period of coalition formation could give insurgent groups an
opportunity to further destabilise the country.
Government figures released last week showed that 337
people were killed as a result of violence in May, the fourth
time this year that the overall death toll has been higher
than the same month in 2009.