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18 dead, 15 injured in Baghdad blasts

Ten civilians were killed in al-Keradah when a roadside bomb, apparently targeting a passing US patrol, detonated.

india Updated: May 22, 2006 22:24 IST
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At least 18 Iraqis were killed and 15 injured in a series of bomb attacks in Baghdad and its surrounding suburbs on Monday, security sources and eyewitnesses said.

Ten civilians were killed in the central Baghdad neighbourhood of al-Keradah when a roadside bomb, apparently targeting a passing US patrol, detonated. No further details were available.

Two explosive devices meanwhile detonated in a crowded marketplace in the eastern district of al-Amin, killing three civilians and injuring 12 others.

Three civilians were also killed in a car explosion in a shopping area in al-Za'afaraniya, south of Baghdad.

Two Iraqi troops were meanwhile killed in a separate roadside explosion aimed at their patrol in al-Adhamiya, a neighbourhood that also saw another roadside blast targeting a US patrol, leaving a number of soldiers injured.

First Published: May 22, 2006 18:57 IST

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