Iraq Hotel Explosion Kills at Least 15
Sunday October 31, 2004 7:01 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - An explosion hit a hotel Sunday in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit killed 15 Iraqis, police and hospital officials said.
Dr. Hassan al-Juburi, director of the Tikrit Teaching Hospital, said the blast happened at 8:00 p.m. at the Sunubar Hotel, he said. Eight others were seriously wounded in the explosion, including two policemen. All the victims were Iraqi, he said.
Al-Juburi said he did not know what had caused the blast.
A police official confirmed the incident and said the explosion might have been caused by a projectile. He had no further details.
Tikrit, about 80 miles north of Baghdad, is the hometown of former leader Saddam Hussein.
"The truth of that matter is, if you listen carefully, Saddam would still be in power if [Kerry] were the president of the United States, and the world would be a lot better off."— George Bush, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004