U.S. soldiers and members of Iraqi security forces secure the site of a bomb attack in Baquba

 
U.S. soldiers and members of Iraqi security forces secure the site of a bomb attack in Baquba
U.S. soldiers and members of Iraqi security forces secure the site of a bomb attack in Baquba, about 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad December 7, 2008. A bomb went off on Sunday, wounding 35 police and neighbourhood patrolmen in the volatile northern city of Baquba as they were ceremoniously dismantling security barriers to show that violence was on the decline. Twenty-nine of the wounded were police, including a police commander of Diyala province, Lieutenant Colonel Raghib al-Umairi, police said. Also wounded was the Baquba city mayor, Abdullah al-Hiyali. REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ)