Irak: Bomb Explodes at Crowded Restaurant Killing 45

irak Kirkuk, Irak (RushPRnews)12/11/08-Iraqi police say at least 45 people have been killed in a bomb attack at a crowded restaurant north of Kirkuk. Authorities say the bomb went off at the Abdullah restaurant Thursday, some ten kilometers north of Kirkuk. At least another 90 people are reported wounded.

Police say the restaurant was busier than usual because today is the final day of the Eid al-Adha religious holiday and many people had gathered to celebrate.

The blast is one of the most lethal to hit Iraq in months.

Kirkuk is an ethnically mixed area, and home to a large Kurdish population.