11 Mar 2009

Suicide bomber kills 33

9:58 am on 11 March 2009

A suicide bomber has attacked a meeting of Iraqi army officers and tribal chiefs in Baghdad, killing at least 33 people.

More than 40 others were wounded.

The military officers and elders were leaving the town hall just after midday on Tuesday to tour a market in the district of Abu Ghraib when the bomber struck.

It was the second big attack in the Iraqi capital in three days. On Sunday, a suicide bomber killed 28 people at the main police academy.