Bomber Kills 33 at Iraqi Tribal Peace Conference

Army chief among the dead at gathering of tribal leaders
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2009 7:26 AM CDT
In this image released by the Iraqi government, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets with tribal sheiks during a conference held in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, March 7, 2009.   (AP Photo/Iraqi Government)
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(Newser) – At least 33 were killed and another 46 injured today in a suicide car bombing in the Abu Ghraib district of Baghdad, the BBC reports. The attack appeared to be targeting a peace conference that aimed to reconcile Iraq’s various tribal groups. A local army chief is among the casualties. It’s the deadliest suicide attack in weeks, and follows on the heels of an attack on a police recruitment center Sunday that killed 28.