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At least 10 dead in Baghdad car blast

At least 15 others are wounded in a car bomb explosion outside an Iraqi bank in the town of Suweira.

india Updated: Oct 16, 2006 17:01 IST

A car bomb exploded outside an Iraqi bank on Monday, killing 10 people and wounding 15 in the town of Suweira, south of Baghdad, police said.

Major Mohammed Hassan of the Suweira police confirmedby phone that the blast happened early in the morning in the mostly Shiite town, 65 kmssoutheast of Baghdad.

The agricultural regions just south of the capital have a mixed Sunni-Shiite population and are frequently the scene of bloody attacks.

First Published: Oct 16, 2006 17:01 IST