Gulf & Middle East
Fresh violence leaves 25 dead in Baghdad
May 7, 2007 - 4:41:54 PM

Baghdad, May 7 - At least 25 people were killed and over 40 injured in separate violent incidents in Baghdad Monday while six unidentified bodies were also recovered, official sources said.

A suicide bomber attacked a popular market in an area outside Ramadi, some 110 km west of Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 30, said the sources.

Another suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden car into the Salam police station in the same area, killing 10 more, including five policemen and wounding 10, the source said.

Five people were killed and two injured when a mortar round struck a house in the Saidiyah neighbourhood in southern Baghdad, official sources said.

Separately, six unidentified bodies were found in the Hay al-Amil, in southwestern Baghdad, the sources said. The hands of slain people were bound and their eyes blindfolded, showing signs of torture, said the sources.

Violence persists in Baghdad despite the presence of tens of thousands of US and Iraqi soldiers across the capital in a major security crackdown aimed at curbing insurgency and sectarian violence in the war-torn country.

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