Suicide bomber kills 30 in Iraqi city of Kirkuk

  • Reuters
  • 11/12/2008 00:00:00

Kirkuk - At least 30 people were killed and more than 30 were wounded by a suicide bomber on Thursday in an explosion just north of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

The explosion took place inside a Kurdish restaurant about 10 km north of Kirkuk, said Major General Jamal Tahir, police chief of Kirkuk.

The restaurant was packed during lunch hour, with many Iraqis likely visiting because of the Eid Al Adha holiday.

Iraqi and American security forces sealed off the area following the bombing, a Reuters reporter said.

  • Reuters
  • 11/12/2008 00:00:00