Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Report: Double car bombs destroy Mosul-area bridge

A bridge across the Tigris in Mosul, which has five major bridges. Mosul is Iraq's 3rd largest city with a population of 1.75 million. Home to rising sectarian violence, control of Mosul is disputed between the Arab and Kurdish population. The Badush bridge connects Mosul to the town of Badush, about 12 miles to the west.

Mosul, May 16, (VOI)- Unknown gunmen on Wednesday detonated two car bombs on both sides of Badoush bridge in northern Iraq bringing down the bridge with no casualties, a police source said.

"Unknown gunmen blew up Badoush bridge this afternoon after they placed and remotely detonated two car bombs near both sides of the bridge," Brigadier Abul-Karim al-Juburi, head of Ninewa police operations room, told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI).

Badoush bridge connects Mosul, capital city of Ninewa province, to districts of Talafar and Rabia near the Iraqi borders with Syria in western Ninewa.
Al-Juburi said "the attack left no casualties."

Mosul is 402 km north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

From VOI

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