Roadside blast kills 2 civilians in Baghdad

Another roadside bomb wounded four policemen in western Basra, 550 kilometers southeast of Baghdad.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2006 12:50 IST

A roadside bomb struck a pickup truck south of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two Iraqi civilians, police said.

The blast happened near a bridge in Youssifiyah, 20 kilometers south of Baghdad, and destroyed the vehicle the two people were traveling in, said Capt Muthana Khaled.

It was unclear if the civilians were the target of the attack.

Another roadside bomb wounded four policemen in western Basra, 550 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, said police Lt Col Karim al-Zubaidi said.

A homemade bomb exploded in a bin in the western Baghdad neighborhood of Jihad, blowing an oil refinery worker's hand off, said Lt Maitham Abdul-Razzaq.

First Published: Feb 07, 2006 12:50 IST