15 May 2010

Bomb attack in Iraq kills 10 people

6:50 am on 15 May 2010

At least 10 people have been killed in a suspected suicide car bomb attack during a football match in northern Iraq.

Local police say another 125 people were injured when the attack happened as two local teams played in an unprotected ground in a predominantly Shi'ite town.

Reports say the bomb was detonated in the entrance to the stadium near a large gathering of people.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Sunni Islamist insurgents allied to al-Qaeda remain active in the volatile area.