Bomb explodes near Iraqi school; 2 dead
The incident happened at about 7:45 am in the Bashrogiya area near Kut, about 160 kilometers southeast of Baghdad.india Updated: Feb 22, 2006 11:58 IST
A roadside bomb exploded on Wednesday near a primary school in a mostly Shiite area in southern Iraq, killing two boys and injuring four others, police said.
The incident happened at about 7:45 am in the Bashrogiya area near Kut, about 160 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, police Lt Othman al-Rawi said.
There have been a series of attacks in heavily Shiite areas in recent days, raising fears of an escalation in sectarian violence.
At least 22 people were killed when a car bomb exploded in a street packed with shoppers in a Shiite section of Baghdad's Dora neighborhood on Tuesday.
First Published: Feb 22, 2006 11:58 IST