Suicide Blast Kills 18 at Baghdad Crime Lab
Victims believed to be officers
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 26, 2010 3:51 AM CST
Relatives grieve during a funeral of a man killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad.   (AP)
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(Newser) – A suicide bomb blast has killed at least 17 people and injured 80 at a Baghdad crime lab run by the Interior Ministry. Many of the dead and wounded were believed to be police officers, reports AP. The attack occurred a day after triple bombings at Baghdad hotels killed 41 people. The serious assaults on fortified targets in central Baghdad are creating a crisis for the government.