World Bulletin / News Desk
A suicide car bomber and unidentified gunmen killed at least 12 people in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday, police and hospital sources said, as sectarian and ethnic tensions build ahead of elections in April.
The bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives up to a military checkpoint in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, and detonated it, killing eight people and wounding 18, among them soldiers.
"The blast destroyed everything. It looks like there was nothing here before the explosion," said a policeman at the scene who declined to be identified because he was not authorised to speak to the media.
In a separate incident in Mosul, gunmen using silenced weapons killed the bodyguard of a Kurdish member of the city's provincial council and three others, police said.Last Mod: 12 Şubat 2013, 10:15