Four Iraqi Schoolchildren Killed in Blast
[An Nahar] Four Iraqi primary school pupils were killed and two maimed on Monday when a booby-trapped car targeting security forces went
kaboom!, security and medical officials said.
The vehicle had been parked near the school in the town of Hit, 160 kilometers west of Storied Baghdad
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
kaboom! at around 8:00 am (05:00 GMT) as the children were arriving for classes and as a security forces anti-terrorism unit passed by, the officials said.
Colonel Ayada al-Nimrawi, deputy police chief in Hit, said the blast killed four children and maimed another two. Dr. Subhi Abad al-Alouani who attended the scene confirmed the toll.
They said members of the security patrol were unscathed.
Deadly attacks still occur almost every day across Iraq, with political tensions fuelling sectarian divisions.
Posted by: Fred