Monday, February 04, 2013
Death toll from Iraq suicide bombing rises to 19 - police
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi-government backed militia north of Baghdad has risen to 19 killed and more than 40 wounded, police and hospital sources said on Monday.
Initial estimates had said only four people were killed when the bomber detonated his explosives among Sahwa Sunni tribal fighters in Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of the capital.
(Reporting by Kareem Raheem; writing by Patrick Markey)