Friday, May 06 2005 @ 03:47 PM MSD
|A bomb planted on a police minibus in the Iraqi city of Tikrit went off on Friday, killing twelve people, eight of them Iraqi policemen and injured another three.|
A remote-controlled bomb planted on a police minibus in the Iraqi city of Tikrit exploded on Friday, killing twelve people including eight policemen and injured another three.
Iraqi police said the bomb was exploded at a checkpoint at the eastern entrance of Tikrit, most probably by an insurgent near the checkpoint. Four civilians and eight policemen in the minibus were killed while three civilians at the checkpoint were wounded.
Iraqi police stepped up security measures in the area following the incident.
Bomb attacks carried out by the insurgents in Tikrit, the northern part of the notorious "Sunni triangle", are mainly concentrated on the Tikrit-Beiji road.