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Bomb strikes minibus in Baghdad, killing 1

Iraqi police say at least one civilian has been killed and five others wounded when a bomb attached to a minibus exploded in eastern Baghdad.

world Updated: Dec 03, 2008 13:11 IST

Iraqi police say at least one civilian has been killed and five others wounded when a bomb attached to a minibus exploded in eastern Baghdad.

Police and hospital officials say the explosion Wednesday morning appeared to target employees of Iraq's Ministry of Education who were on their way to work.

A police officer says a private bus provided by the ministry was picking up employees when the bomb exploded. The officer says the explosion occurred while employees were boarding the bus. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information.