- Title: IRAQ: Bomb blast wounds 8 in Baghdad
- Date: 14th May 2010
- Summary: BAGHDAD, IRAQ (MAY 13, 2010) (REUTERS) IRAQI SOLDIERS GATHERING AT BLAST SCENE WHERE A BOMB WENT OFF NEXT POLICE PATROL IN CENTRAL BAGHDAD DAMAGED SIDEWALK IRAQI SOLDIERS AT BLAST SCENE DAMAGED SIDEWALK WIDE OF STREET WHERE ATTACK TOOK PLACE (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MOHAMMED REDHA, EYEWITNESS, SAYING: "We were standing in the street when suddenly a bomb went off next to the police patrol. They (security forces) sealed off the roads." EXTERIOR OF AL-KINDEE HOSPITAL/ SIGN READING IN ARABIC " AL-KINDEE HOSPITAL" VARIOUS OF AMBULANCE ARRIVING HOSPITAL POLICEMEN AND WOUNDED PEOPLE AT THE ENTRANCE OF AL-KINDEE HOSPITAL IN BAGHDAD MAN ON WHEELCHAIR BEING PUSHED INTO HOSPITAL
- Embargoed: 29th May 2010 13:00
- Location: Iraq
- Country: Iraq
- Topics: Crime / Law Enforcement
- Reuters ID: LVA5LE0QW7SSHOM8IAKNA7RB9S63
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- Story Text: A bomb exploded next to a police patrol in in central Baghdad on Thursday (May 13), wounding eight people, including five policemen, police said.
They said that the blast took place while the police patrol was driving in Sunni district of al-Jailanee in central Baghdad.
Iraqi security forces rushed into the scene of the attack and sealed off roads that lead to the area.
"We were standing in the street when suddenly a bomb went off next to the police patrol . They (security forces) sealed off the roads." Mohammed Redha, an eyewitness said.
Late on Wednesday seven people were killed and 22 others wounded when a car bomb planted outside a cafe exploded in Baghdad's Sadr City slum.
Overall violence has fallen sharply in Iraq in the last two years but a March 7 parliamentary election that produced no clear winner has fuelled tensions.
Gunmen and bombers killed about 125 people on Monday in series of attacks across the country that included assaults on security checkpoints in Baghdad and car bombings in the southern oil hub of Basra and the southern town of Hilla.
The attacks appeared to be aimed at showing Iraqis that insurgents still strong enough to mount co-ordinated attacks across the country despite recent setbacks inflicted by U.S. and Iraqi forces, including the death of Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, in a raid.
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