Thursday, June 26, 2008


Over there.

BAGHDAD - At least 15 people were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt inside an Iraqi municipal council headquarters during a meeting of tribal sheiks.

Col. Fawzi Fraih, civil defense director of Anbar province, said the sheiks were members of a group opposed to al-Qaida in Iraq and were meeting with Americans when the attack occurred in Karmah, about 20 miles west of Baghdad. At least 17 people were wounded.