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At least seven dead in Iraq bomb blasts

A series of car bombs in three different Iraqi cities left at least seven people dead and dozens wounded.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 16:21 IST

A series of car bombs in three different Iraqi cities on Wednesday left at least seven people dead and dozens wounded, police said.

In the ancient city of Tal Afar, 420 kms from Baghdad, a suicide car bomber drove up to a busy vegetable market and detonated explosives, killing at least two shoppers and wounding seven others, police Brig Abdul-Hamid Khalaf said.

A parked car bomb exploded near a medical facility in the city of Khalis, 80 kilometres north of Baghdad, killing two bystanders and wounding at least 23 others, police said.

The third car bob exploded in Baghdad, targeting police patrol in the northern district of Wazziriyah.

The blast killed one policeman and two civilians, and wounded four others, police said.

Also in Baghdad, gunmen hunted down three different government employees and shot them dead on their way to work.

An internal affairs officer at the Interior Munistry was killed by men in two cars while leaving his house in Amil in western Baghdad, and a Housing Ministry employee was killed as he drove to work in the same neighbourhood, police said. In northern Baghdad, gunmen shot down an Oil Ministry worker at a bus stop, police said.