MON NOV 10 2008 — Bombs in two parked cars exploded about 5 minutes apart. When a crowd of rescuers arrived to help, a suicide bomber detonated his bomb causing more death and injuries. At least 28 killed and 49 injured.
The first car bomb detonated as a minibus passed by carrying young girls to school along a busy commercial street with shops and small restaurants popular with locals for breakfast. Several of the girls were still trapped in the bus after the explosion. At Abu Wael’s restaurant, policemen, laborers, merchants and students eating eggs, meat and potato patties and drinking tea were killed.
The street had been blocked by concrete barriers to prevent car and truck bombs, but the barriers had been recently moved to allow cars to get closer to the shops.