Car bomb kills 17 in Baghdad
Associated Press | May 12, 2005
BAGHDAD, Iraq -A car bomb exploded near a busy local market and cinema in eastern Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 17 people and wounding 65, police said.
The detonation of the parked car also set fire to a nearby apartment and about 15 vehicles parked in the New Baghdad area of the capital, said police 1st Lt. Mazin Saeed.
The bomb, which also destroyed 10 parked cars, killed at least 17 people and wounded 65, said police Lt. Col. Ahmed Aboud. He said the wounded included woman and children.
When police tried to close the area, about 150 angry young men demonstrated against what they regard as poor security in the area, prompting police to fire in the air to disperse them, Aboud said.
A wave of bombs and gunfire killed at least 69 people and wounded 160 Wednesday - pushing the death toll from insurgent violence to more than 400 in less than two weeks.