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Monday, February 1, 2010

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 46 People in Iraq - Video Report 2/1/10

Here is a video report on a female suicide bomber attack that killed 46 people in Iraq today, and wounded at least another 122:

A female suicide bomber on Monday killed at least 46 Shiite pilgrims in northern Baghdad who were making an annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala.

The attack, the latest in a string of violence in Iraq, wounded at least another 122 pilgrims, according to a senior Iraqi interior ministry official. The pilgrims had embarked on an annual walk to the southern city of Karbala as part of a Shiite Islamic commemoration that culminates Friday.

"A suicide attacker wearing a belt of explosives targeted pilgrims on the main road in Bob al-Sham district, northern Baghdad around 12:30 p.m.," said the official.

The attack is the latest in a series of large-scale bombings in and around Baghdad. Last Monday, bombers targeted three Baghdad hotels. The following day, a vehicle-borne suicide bomb detonated near an investigations directorate, part of the ministry of interior. . . . MORE


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