BAGHDAD, (AP) – Police have blamed al-Qaeda in Iraq for a truck bomb that killed more than 70 people and say the attack bears all the hallmarks of the terrorist group.
Police say rescue crews in northern Iraq are sifting through the rubble of the Shiite mosque and dozens of surrounding homes damaged by the bomb to find any survivors.
Police Brig. Gen. Sarhat Qadir said Sunday that the death toll from the attack has reached 72 killed and 163 wounded. He said Saturday’s attack outside the northern city of Kirkuk was not a suicide bombing but that the “operation has al-Qaeda finger prints.”