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5 dead, 18 hurt in Baghdad bombings

Elsewhere in Iraq, police found seven bullet-riddled bodies dumped in water sanitation tanks near Kut.

india Updated: Jul 19, 2006 13:13 IST

A string of early morning bombings near a technology university in downtown Baghdad on Wednesday killed five people and injured 18 others, police said.

In west Baghdad, a legal adviser to Iraq's Interior Ministry was killed in a drive-by shooting as he left home.

Gunmen in two cars stopped his personal Hyundai and began shooting, police said. The explosions in downtown Baghdad -- a car bomb and two other smaller bombs -- detonated shortly after 7:30 am in Baghdad's Karradah neighborhood, police 1st Lt Mohammed Khayoun said.

Elsewhere in Iraq, police found seven bullet-riddled bodies dumped in water sanitation tanks near Kut, about 160 kms southeast of Baghdad, morgue officials said.