By Shabtai Gold
Baghdad (dpa) – At least 40 people were killed Tuesday morning
when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside an Iraqi army
recruiting centre in Baghdad, officials were quoted by local media as
At least 100 people were also injured in the blast which appeared
to be targeting mostly soldiers, police and new recruits.
Further details were not immediately available.
Security forces have increasingly been coming under attack from
insurgents in recent months as the United States starts to wind down
its presence in Iraq.
The US military, which led the invasion in 2003, remains on track
for ending major combat operations in Iraq by the end of this month
and reducing its presence to about 50,000 soldiers. All US forces are
scheduled to be out of Iraq by the end of 2011, the White House has