Iraqi checkpoint and restaurant attack toll rises to 45
THE governor of Iraq’s southern Thi Qar province has raised the death toll from an attack on a checkpoint and nearby restaurant to 45.
Yahya al-Nassiri says yesterday’s attack, which also left 83 wounded, started with militants opening fire at the checkpoint and the restaurant on the main highway that links Baghdad with the southern provinces.
That was followed by two suicide bombers. – AP