Iraqi police say eight people were killed and 10 others wounded
Thursday in a bomb attack on a Sunni political party's office in
Baquba, north of Baghdad.
Police say the bomb exploded inside the headquarters of the Reform and
Development Party in Diyala province around the time that some party
members were holding a meeting.
In western Iraq, police say a suicide bomber blew up his vehicle,
killing at least five people and wounding 15 others. Authorities say
the attack happened close to a police station in al-Qaim near the
A police official said multiple houses collapsed after the bomb exploded, and several civilians are trapped under the rubble.
Violence in Iraq has dropped sharply during the past year, but attacks
increased in the weeks leading up to and following the June 30
withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraqi cities.