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Several killed by Baghdad car bomb
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October 13, 2008


A bomb planted in a parked car has killed nine people and wounded 13 others after it exploded in a busy commercial street of Baghdad, police say.

The death toll could rise from the blast, which took place on Sunday in Bayaa, a neighbourhood in the south of the Iraqi capital, they said.

In a separate attack, two soldiers were killed by sniper fire in Mansour district, General Qassim Moussawi, spokesman for Baghdad's security operations, told the Reuters news agency.

Elsewhere in the country, a roadside bomb hit an Iraqi army patrol and wounded an army official.

The blast occurred in a main street near the town of Sulaiman Pak, 160km northeast of Baghdad, police said.

Five policemen and two civilians were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a police patrol in the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad, police said.

In yet another incident, a roadside bomb wounded three policemen and one civilian when it exploded near a police patrol in Qahira district of northern Baghdad, police said.


 Source: Agencies