Nine killed by car bomb in Iraq, 31 injured
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This is the second bomb blast in the Anbar province within the past few days. Six people were killed after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a funeral in Haditha on Monday.
"Security forces are still looking for victims under the rubble," said the head of the Amiriya local municipal council, Shaker al-Issawi.
According to reports from witnesses, the blast was so strong that it threw bodies onto rooftops of neighbouring buildings.
Unlike previous such explosions, this explosion did not appear to be set by a suicide bomber. A witness near where the car bomb exploded said that a man had parked a blue truck, and left it a quarter of an hour before it exploded.
- "Suicide bomber at Iraqi funeral kills at least six" — Wikinews, October 5, 2009
- Anthony Shadid. "Truck Bomb Kills 9 in Western Iraq" — , October 6, 2009
- "Many dead in Iraq market blast" — , October 6, 2009