Tea stall bomb kills 8 workers in Baghdad

A BOMB exploded alongside a group of Iraqi men waiting for work in eastern Baghdad today, killing at least eight and wounding more than 50, police officials said.

Colonel Ahmed Abboud, chief of police in the New Baghdad area where the explosion happened, cited eyewitnesses saying that a man placed a bag full of explosives near a cart that sold tea to the workers.

The attack happened at about 7am at an intersection crowded with bystanders near to the Sunni Muslim al-Samaraei mosque in the New Baghdad neighbourhood.