Twin blasts kill 8 in restive Iraqi region


BAGHDAD (AP) — Police and hospital officials say twin blasts by a suicide bomber and a car bomb have targeted a funeral for a senior army officer in the restive Anbar province, killing eight and injuring 13.

The officials said the Sunday attack near the provincial capital of Ramadi hit the funeral of Brig. Gen. Abdul-Majid al-Fahdawi, killed by a mortar shell in Qaim on the Syrian border on Friday, the day Sunni militants captured the town.

They said a suicide bomber first detonated his explosives at the hall where the funeral was held. Two minutes later, the car bomb went off as the mourners were fleeing, they added.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.