Monday, November 28, 2011 – Iraqi security officials on Monday said, a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle at a prison north of Baghdad on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding at least 15.

Iraqi interior and defense ministries officials speaking on the basis of anonymity said, the bomber blew up the car at about 8:00 am (0500 GMT) at the main entrance of the Hout prison in Taji, about 25 kilometres (15 miles) north of Baghdad.

The officials further added, 1 people were killed and 20 wounded, while the defence ministry official put the toll at 11 dead and 15 wounded.

The attack in the town of Taji, about 12 miles north of the capital, is the third major attack in about a week in Iraq, and raises questions about the ability of the nation’s security forces to protect the country after U.S. troops leave in just over a month.

Today’s suicide bomb attack is followed by a series of explosions hit a market in Baghdad and an area on the city’s western outskirts last Saturday, killing at least 15 people.


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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.