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Car bomb kills nine people in Baghdad: Police

The blast underlined security challenges facing Iraq's new PM, who has vowed to use maximum force to crush insurgent violence.

india Updated: May 26, 2006 12:28 IST
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A car bomb exploded in Baghdad on Friday, killing at least nine people, police said.

Hospital sources said 31 people were wounded in the blast, near a bridge in central Baghdad.

The explosion underlined security challenges facing Iraq's new Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has vowed to use maximum force to crush insurgent violence.

First Published: May 26, 2006 12:28 IST