50 dead, 170 hurt in Iraq blasts in Mosul

Ananova News

June 24, 2003

A series of car bombings in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul killed at least 50 people and injured 170, hospital officials said.

Khalid Mohammed, an official at the al-Jumhuri hospital, said dozens had been brought to the hospital, which itself was subjected to attack.

At least 50 died and 170 were injured, he said.

Three simultaneous car bomb explosions rocked the Iraqi Police Academy, the al-Wakas Iraqi police substation and hospital, killing one Task Force Olympia soldier and wounding three others.

Another attack on the Sheik Fatih Iraqi police station occurred about an hour later.