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15 killed in anti-Shiite attack in Baghdad

Nine others were wounded in a car bomb attack followed by an ambush by gunmen in northeast Baghdad.

india Updated: Dec 05, 2006 13:33 IST

At least 15 employees of a Shiite religious body were killed and nine wounded by a car bomb attack followed by an ambush by gunmen in northeast Baghdad on Tuesday, a security official said.

The staff was in a bus heading towards the office of the Shiite religious endowment in central Baghdad when the car bomb exploded, the official said, adding that gunmen then riddled the vehicle with bullets.

First Published: Dec 05, 2006 13:33 IST