World News

Tikrit Suicide Blast Kills 7

A suicide bomber in Iraq has blown up a tanker truck in the city of Tikrit, killing at least seven people.

Reports say Monday's blast took place at a police station and most of the victims are believed to be police officers. At least 15 people were wounded.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The bombing is the latest incident in a spike of unrest leading up to April 20 provincial elections. Elections in the provinces of Anbar and Ninevah have been postponed by several months because of security threats.

Feature Story

VOA EXCLUSIVE: Hotel in Guangzhou Serves as China’s Ebola Quarantine

Video VOA EXCLUSIVE: Guangzhou Hotel Serves as China’s Ebola Quarantine

Hotel remains open for regular business, but several floors are reserved for potential Ebola carriers, health workers and Chinese security officials More