Another Day

23 Dead in Iraqi Bomb Blast

Two staggered explosions in the Anbar province capital of Ramadi killed 23 people and wounded 57, including the Anbar governor, on Wednesday. A suicide bomber in a car caused the first blast near a checkpoint close to Iraqi provincial administration buildings. When officials, including the deputy police chief and governor, came out to inspect the damage, a second bomber on foot detonated his explosive vest, killing the deputy police chief and wounding the governor. The violence is the worst in months to hit Anbar, which is a strategically important former insurgent stronghold.