AHN : Suicide Bomber Hits Iraqi Restaurant, Kills 50

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Suicide Bomber Hits Iraqi Restaurant, Kills 50

AHN Staff | December 11, 2008

Baghdad, Iraq (AHN) - A suicide bomber walked in and blew himself up inside a restaurant near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk killing about 50 people and injuring 100 hundred others on Thursday.

Officials and witnesses said women and children were among those killed and injured from the explosion that struck during lunch hour and on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Kirkuk deputy governor Saeed Rakan suspect that the suicide bomber was targeting Kurdish politicians and Arab tribal officials having a lunch meeting at the restaurant.

Last year, a car bomb exploded and killed 25 people in a branch of the same restaurant, which was regarded as safe and frequented by Kurdish, Arab and Turkmen politicians.