Two killed and 13 injured in explosions eastern Baghdad

Other News Materials 24 August 2008 15:31 (UTC +04:00)

Two bombs exploded Sunday in eastern Baghdad killing two and wounding 13, Iraqi medical officials said, dpa reported.

Central Baghdad's Al-Kindi Hospital received the 15 casualties from the two bombs that ripped through Beirut Square in Baghdad's eastern Falasteen street, the officials told the Voice of Iraq (VOI) news agency.

The twin explosions came a day after five people were killed, and seven were wounded in a suicide attack that took place in an automobile showroom in southwestern Kirkuk, the province's police director told VOI on Sunday.

The attack, which took place in al-Khadhraa neighbourhood, targeted a leader of the Awakening council for the town of Khalis in the central province of Diyala. He was among the dead.

Awakening or Sahwa councils consist of armed tribal Sunni fighters who turned against the al-Qaeda terrorist network in a number of provinces in Iraq, fighting alongside US military forces.

The Awakening movement, which began in Anbar province, west of Baghdad, has become a major armed force. Its senior members are a constant target of assassination attacks.