Suicide Bombers Kill 35 in Iraq

Dozens more wounded in attack on army recruitment center
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2008 5:29 AM CDT
Suicide Bombers Kill 35 in Iraq
A man stands over the lifeless bodies of victims of violence at a hospital morgue in Baquba, the capital of Iraq's Diyala province, July 1, 2008. A double suicide attack at an army recruitment center left dozens dead.   (AP Photo)

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in an Iraqi army recruitment center, killing 35 people and wounding at least 63, the New York Times reports. Most of the dead were recruits. The attack took place in Baquba, the capital of Iraq's ethnically mixed Diyala province. On Sunday the country's interior ministry announced a major crackdown in Diyala, which will involve American troops. (Read more Baquba stories.)

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