26 Dec '11, 5am

Large explosion rocks central Baghdad

Large explosion rocks central Baghdad

BAGHDAD: A suicide attacker in a vehicle packed with explosives killed at least five people at the interior ministry in Baghdad on Monday as a worsening political standoff stoked sectarian tensions. The blast, which left dozens wounded, came just days after the capital was struck by its deadliest violence in more than four months and as US Vice President Joe Biden urged dialogue between Iraqi politicians to resolve their differences. The attacker took advantage of guards opening the ministry compound's main gates to allow in electrical maintenance workers to ram his explosives-filled car through and set it off, a ministry official said. At least five people were killed and 27 wounded, doctors at the Neurological and Al-Kindi hospitals, where casualties were taken, said. The blast came after a wave of attacks across Baghdad on Thursday killed 60 people, and violence in the ...

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