January 22, 2008 / 10:53 AM / in 12 years

Bomber kills one and wounds 21 at Iraq school

A policeman inspects the damage inside a classroom after a bomb attack in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, January 22, 2008. A suicide bomber killed one student and wounded a number of others when he detonated a trolley laden with explosives in a school yard north of Baghdad on Tuesday, Iraqi police said. REUTERS/Stringer

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed one student and wounded a number of others when he detonated a trolley laden with explosives in a schoolyard north of Baghdad on Tuesday, Iraqi police said.

They said 21 people were wounded, a mix of students and teachers who were arriving for classes at the boys secondary school in Baquba, the capital of volatile Diyala province.

The bomber hid the explosives in a trolley that he had pushed into the school, police said. Most of the boys at the school are teenagers.

Diyala is one of several northern provinces where U.S. and Iraqi forces have been carrying out a series of offensives against al Qaeda in Iraq. The Sunni Islamist group is blamed for most suicide bombings in Iraq.

Writing by Dean Yates; Editing by Alison Williams

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