Monday, February 26, 2007

Iraqi VP Injured In Bomb Blast That Killed 12

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Insurgents bombed Iraq's Ministry of Municipalities building as top Iraqi officials gathered there Monday morning for a celebration, Iraqi officials said.

The attack killed at least 12 people and wounded 42 others, including Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdul Mahdi, the officials said.

Mahdi, a member of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq -- a powerful Shiite political group -- suffered minor injuries to his hand and leg in the blast, SCIRI spokesman Haithem al-Husseini told CNN.

President Talibani has also been put into the ICU at a Jordanian hospital for his health problems.The day is not starting out well in Iraq.