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Published:October 25th, 2006 04:42 EST
Vehicle blast claims lives in Husaybah, Iraq

Vehicle blast claims lives in Husaybah, Iraq

By SOP newswire

CAMP AL ASAD, Iraq – A vehicle exploded in a marketplace claiming several lives and injuring others Tuesday in the Iraq/Syria border city of Husaybah, Iraq.

A small vehicle loaded with explosives and carrying three Iraqi civilians detonated, killing two and injuring one.  A bystander was also injured in the blast.

Of the two occupants killed, one was declared dead at the scene while the other died while being transported to a local hospital by Husaybah Police who were the first to arrive at the scene to administer first-aid.  

Police transported the injured occupant and bystander—an Iraqi woman—to a local hospital for further treatment.  Their condition is unknown at this time.

Source: DoD