There was little doubt where the bomber stood. Blood stained the thin grey carpet to one side of the meeting hall in the Kurdistan Democratic party office and the blast had carved out small chunks of plaster from the wall nearby in an arc from the floor to the ceiling. It was here on Sunday morning that the party’s officials had lined up to greet the hundreds of guests arriving to celebrate the festival of sacrifice, Eid ul-Adha. As staff began to clear the chunks of rubble and polystyrene from the floor yesterday, others slowly dug a handful of small, shiny ball bearings from the craters in the wall. The metal balls had been stuffed into the explosives the bomber wore round his chest. Full Story
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