28 Dec 2008

Baghdad car bomb kills at least 22

3:56 pm on 28 December 2008

A car bomb killed at least 22 people and wounded 54 more when it exploded at a Baghdad bus station.

The bomb occurred in the Shi'ite district of Kadhimiya in northwestern Baghdad, where people typically gather at a major Shi'ite mosque on Saturdays.

Women and children were among those killed, according to police.

There has been a decrease in violence in Iraq in recent months, but attacks still occur regularly in Baghdad and other cities.

On December 17, 18 people were killed and dozens wounded in a twin bomb attack in Baghdad's Munstansariyah district, close to a police station and a hospital. Police were among the dead.