Bombs kill at least 28 in Baghdad

November 10, 2008 4:23:33 AM PST
At least 28 people are dead in a pair of bombings, including one that damaged a bus full of schoolgirls in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad. After an explosion rocked the school bus, a suicide bomber struck in a crowd gathered at the site of the explosion, wounding at least 68 other people.

The twin blasts are the deadliest in Baghdad in months. They happened during the morning rush hour in the northern part of the Iraqi capital.

Associated Press Television News video showed the minibus pocked with shrapnel marks with the floor soaked in blood. Girls' shoes were scattered about amid the wreckage.

In downtown Baqouba, police say a female suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint, killing five people including a local leader of Sunni group opposed to al-Qaida. Fifteen other people were wounded.

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