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Seven people killed in Baghdad car blast

At least 20 others were wounded when a bomb placed underneath a car exploded in eastern Baghdad.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2006 15:38 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press

A bomb placed underneath a car exploded in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 20, police said.

The bomb targeted a police patrol in the neighbourhood of Suleikh, police Capt Ali al-Obeidi said.

Three policemen were among those killed, and the rest civilians, he said.

A roadside bombing in western Baghdad missed another police patrol, wounding a civilian driver instead, police said. In the Dora district of southern Baghdad, police discovered two bodies, both shot in the head. Twelve other bodies were found in the same neighbourhood on Monday.

In a drive-by shooting, assailants gunned down a police officer walking near his home in the southern city of Basra, police said.

First Published: Apr 18, 2006 15:38 IST