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Three dead, 25 hurt in Iraq blast

A parked car exploded during morning rush hour on a major street near the Tigris River in Baghdad.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2006 17:47 IST

A car bomb exploded in a busy area of central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least three people and wounding 25, police said.

The parked car exploded during morning rush hour on a major street near the Tigris River, close to Medical City, one of the capital's largest hospitals; a complex of government buildings; a bus station; and a busy traffic roundabout.

The blast in the Bag al-Muadim section of the capital destroyed at least three other cars and heavily damaged shops, blowing out their windows, said police Lt Col Falah al-Muhammadawi.

He said at least three people were killed and 25 wounded. The injured included two policemen who were directing traffic, said al-Muhammadawi.