10 July 2005 -- At least 24 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in three separate suicide bombings in Iraq today.
The most serious incident occurred at an army recruitment center in Baghdad where a suicide bomber mingled with recruits before detonating his explosives.
At least 18 people were killed in that attack.
The Al-Qaeda-linked group of Jordanian-born terrorist Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi posted a message on the Internet saying one of their members carried out the attack.
Suicide bomber attacks in the northern cities of Mosul and Kirkuk killed six people and wounded 11 others.
Meanwhile, the body of Iraqi karate association head Ali Shakir, kidnapped on 7 July, was found in a river southeast of Baghdad. He had been shot several times.
Also, Iraqi forces arrested former army officer Mizher Taha Ahmed al-Ghannam al-Juburi who is accused of killing and deporting Marsh Arabs during the rule of Saddam Hussein.