Twin Blasts in Iraq, 23 killed
New Delhi: In shivering Iraq another twin suicide blasts in the western city Ramadi on Wedenesday killed 23 peaple and the Anbar Provincial Governer wounded in the latest attacks. The co-ordinated bombings, which left a total of 30 people wounded, struck the governorate offices in the centre of Anbar's provincial capital and also killed and wounded senior security officials. The first attack struck near a security checkpoint at a road junction leading to the governorate offices in the centre of the Anbar provincial capital at around 0630 GMT. In addition to the dead and wounded, some 20 vehicle were destroyed in the blast. About a half hour later, governor Qassim Mohammed Abid and senior provincial security officials, who were in the governorate offices, went outside to check on the situation. "A suicide bomber wearing an army uniform ran towards the governor," police Captain Ahmed Mohammed al-Dulaimi told the news agency. Some security people held him back, and he detonated himself."
The attack killed governorate compound security chief Colonel Mahmoud al-Fehdawi, and wounded Abid and Anbar deputy police chief Colonel Abbas Mohammed al-Dulaimi.