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At least 9 dead, 36 hurt in Baghdad bombings

The bombs, targeting an Iraqi army patrol, detonated at a busy intersection in the Qahira neighbourhood during the morning rush hour.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2006 12:11 IST

A car bomb and a roadside bomb exploded within minutes of each other in north Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least nine people, including two Iraqi soldiers, and wounding 36, police said.

The bombs, targeting a passing Iraqi army patrol, detonated at a busy intersection in the Qahira neighbourhood during the morning rush hour as people headed to work, police 1st Lt Mohammed Khayun said.

Most of the casualties were caused by the car bomb, police Lt Bilal Ali Majid said, adding that the wounded included at least six Iraqi soldiers.

Hundreds of Iraqis have been killed by suicide bombings, shootings and mortar and rocket attacks over the past two weeks.