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Eight killed, 25 injured in Baghdad rush hour blasts

A spate of Monday morning rush hour bomb blasts in Baghdad killed at least five people and injured 14, an interior ministry official said.

world Updated: Jan 12, 2009 16:47 IST

A spate of Monday morning rush hour bomb blasts in Baghdad killed at least eight people and injured 25, government and military officials said.

"Three soldiers were killed and another four civilians were injured when a roadside bomb exploded as their convoy was moving in Yarmuk area in western Baghdad," a military source told AFP.

Earlier three civilians were killed and 10 wounded in a roadside bomb attack that was followed by a car bomb blast in Jadidah, a vast eastern neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital, an official at the interior ministry said.

In Baghdad's central commercial district of Karrada, a roadside bomb killed one person and injured three, he said.

Meanwhile, in north Baghdad, one civilian was killed and another wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a police checkpoint.

In another attack seven people including three policemen were injured when a roadside bomb targeted a police patrol near the Shaab sports stadium in central Baghdad.

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