Baghdad bombings kill 16 Iraqis
Just 20 minutes separated the two bombings, which took place on Thursday in the capital's eastern New Baghdad area.india Updated: Feb 03, 2006 15:43 IST
Iraqi officials said on Friday that 16 people were killed in two bombings launched minutes apart the day earlier in Baghdad that targeted a petrol station and a nearby market.
Just 20 minutes separated the two bombings, which took place on Thursday in the capital's eastern New Baghdad area.
Three Iraqis were killed after a bomb exploded next to a petrol station, while 13 more died when a suicide car bomber intending to attack a Shiite mosque was prevented by barricades, and chose the market instead, Lt Thair Mahmoud said.
"As he couldn't get through (the barricades), he turned his car and slammed it into nearby shops and stalls," Capt Mohammed Jassim said.
Kindi Hospital medic Rahim al-Waili confirmed that 16 people were killed in the attacks, while more than 70 were also wounded.