Iraqi Al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for attack on trade bank (2)

09:03, June 24, 2010      

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On Sunday, an Interior Ministry source said a total of 26 people were killed and 53 others wounded by two car bomb explosions which took place about two minutes apart at about 11:00 a.m. (0800 GMT) near the Iraqi Trade Bank building and the government building of the nationality office which is responsible for issuing nationality IDs for Iraqis.

Iraqi security forces sealed off the area as ambulances and civilian cars evacuated the victims to nearby hospitals and medical centers.

Xinhua correspondent at the scene saw that the first blast caused heavy damages to the building of the bank while more than 10 civilian cars could be seen charred or destroyed by the blasts which also caused damages to the several nearby houses and shops.


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