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Seven killed, 11 hurt in Baghdad bombings

At least seven people were killed and 11 injured in scattered bombings, mortar and gunfire in Iraq's beleaguered capital.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 18:51 IST

At least seven people were reported killed and 11 injured on Tuesday in scattered bombings, mortar and gunfire in Iraq's beleaguered capital, police said.

A roadside bomb targeting a US patrol in Baghdad's western Khadhra neighbourhood killed one civilian bystander and injured another, police Lt Maitham Abdul-Razzaq said.

There were no reports of American casualties.

A car bomb missed another US patrol in the mostly Shiite Zafaraniyah neighborhood in southeastern Baghdad, wounding at least four civilian bystanders, police Lt Ahmad Adab said at the scene.

Unidentified assailants attacked the Sunni al-Imam al-Adham mosque in the western Ghazaliyah neighborhood with guns and grenades, killing a guard and torching two rooms, police Capt Qassim Hussein said.

When police responded, gunmen ambushed them.

Five policemen were wounded in the exchange, Hussein said.

In the same neighbourhood, a mortar shell injured a worshipper as he emerged from a Shiite mosque after dawn prayers - one of several rounds that slammed into the city on Tuesday morning.

Gunmen shot and killed a Baghdad International Airport employee as he drove through the southern Saydiyah neigbhourhood, police Lt Maitham Abdul-Razzaq said. The motive for the attack was not immediately clear.

Police found four more shot up bodies - two of them with their eyes gouged out - dumped in parts of the city.

First Published: Mar 07, 2006 18:51 IST