TEHRAN (FNA)- An Al-Qaeda inmate in a Baghdad prison detonated explosives in an attempted suicide bombing on Wednesday, wounding four people and badly injuring himself, security officials and a prisoner said.
An interior ministry official said an inmate belonging to Al-Qaeda blew himself up in the prison in central Baghdad, wounding three guards and another prisoner, AFP reported.
"The prisoner was able to gather the explosives over a number of days" and apparently formed them into an explosive belt, the official said, without providing details on the source of the explosives.
A police officer confirmed that the bomber survived the blast and was taken to Al-Kindi hospital.
An inmate told AFP by telephone from inside the jail that the bomber tried to approach guards but was unable to do so and blew himself up anyway.