Deaths in Iraq car bomb attack

11/6/09; (3 Items)

At least 30 people have been killed and 70 others injured after a car bomb ripped through a market in a town in southern Iraq. Ali Fahad, the mayor of al-Bathaa, said that children and women were among those killed in the attack on Wednesday. “We are now transporting the casualties to the general hospital in Nasiriya.”Al-Bathaa is situated 30km west of Nasiriya in the province of Dhiqar.


Police scour bombed Pakistani hotel
Police investigators and search teams
have continued to search for survivors amid the rubble of a five-star hotel in northwest Pakistan after a suicide attack killed at least 15 people. Emergency workers at the Pearl Continental hotel in Peshawar were on Wednesday clearing debris away from one corner of the hotel that collapsed in the blast the previous evening.”The fear is that there may be bodies trapped inside … rescue efforts are under way,” Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder, reportin g from the scene of the attack, said.

Karzai orders blast deaths probe
Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has ordered a government investigation after US soldiers were accused of exploding a grenade in northeastern Afghanistan that killed two people and wounded more than 50 others.Karzaiā€™s order on Wednesday came after the US military released a video of Tuesday’s explosion in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar province, which did not make clear who may have thrown the grenade.The video shows about a half dozen soldiers working to free a large military vehicle that had run into a small median in the town of Asadabad on Tuesday.