Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 2 in Iraqi Province

BAGHDAD (AP) — A female suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi convoy north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two people and narrowly missing a provincial governor. The bombing was the second suicide attack by a woman in Diyala Province in two days.

The provincial governor, Raad Rashid al-Tamimi, ordered an indefinite curfew in Diyala’s capital, Baquba, where the attack occurred.

The attack took place a day after Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki’s government announced a weeklong suspension of military operations in Diyala to give militants a chance to surrender.

Mr. Tamimi and the commander of Iraqi ground forces, Gen. Ali Ghaidan, were traveling to a meeting of the provincial council in Baquba when the woman detonated her explosives as the vehicles approached, American and Iraqi officials said.

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