Al Qaeda Suicide Bomber Hits Baquba Prep School

January 22nd, 2008 Posted By Pat Dollard.

BAGHDAD (AP) - A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a high school in Iraq’s violent Diyala province Tuesday, wounding 21 people, police said.

Students, teachers, bystanders and at least one policeman were among the wounded in the 8:30 a.m. attack in the provincial capital, Baqouba, according to a police officer.

The bomber’s target was unclear. The school is next to the provincial governor’s office and a municipal building.

The U.S. military has been battling al-Qaida militants in Diyala, which has defied the nationwide trend toward lower violence over the past six months. Baqouba is 35 miles northeast of Baghdad.

Iraq Media:

Diala, Jan 22, (VOI) – Casualties from Tuesday morning’s suicide bombing that targeted a school in central Baaquba rose to one death and 21 wounded, the Diala police chief said.

“A suicide bomber with an explosive belt blew himself up near al-Jawahri preparatory school for boys in central Baaquba, killing one student and injuring 21 others,” Maj. General Ghanim al-Qurayshi told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI).

Earlier, Qurayshi said one student was killed and 15 others wounded in the attack.

Baaquba, the capital of Diala province, lies 57 km northeast of Baghdad.


One Response

  1. DEVILDOG81MM

    so are they no longer wanting to come play games with marines and want to pick on kids, did this jihadist get 72 virgins for attacking school kids

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