Bomb blast in northern Iraq kills two people
BAGHDAD, April 1 (KUNA) -- Two people were killed and two others were
wounded in a bomb blast in northern Iraq on Sunday, police said.
Police said the explosion occurred in a garage in the district of Al-Toz
south of the city of Kirkuk. In Al-Qadisiah in Kirkuk, another bomb blast
ripped through a police patrol, wounding a policeman and a civilian.
In a separate incident, two civilians were shot dead by gunmen in
Al-Karamah district east of the northern city of Mosul, police said.
Authorities, meanwhile, reported detention of 26 terrorists over the past
In the Iraqi capital, the American general, Marc Fox, reported at a news
conference, "a breach of security in the green zone," after location of two
dumped booby-trapped belts in the heavily-guarded area. Two suspects were
The general said 15,000 US soldiers arrived in the country and were
deployed at several positions and bases, as part of a plan to beef up the
security measures. He indicated that the remaining of the 22,000-strong
reinforcement force would arrive in the country by June. (end)
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