Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Bomb Explodes at Baghdad Dentistry College

A bomb hidden in a student's locker exploded at the Baghdad University Dentistry College in central Baghdad just an hour ago as students were preparing to attend classes, killing at least one student and wounding several others, according to eyewitness accounts from the school.

The bomb was apparently targeting the son of the Iraqi electricity minister, who is a student at the school, but it narrowly missed him and killed his friend. Some students say the bomb was placed in his personal locker. There were unconfirmed accounts of mortars hitting the parking lot in front of the school as the wounded students were being taken out.

My sister was not hurt in the explosion; she just returned safely home.