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UPDATED: 17:13, June 14, 2006
Two people killed in car bomb in Baghdad
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Two people were killed and 10 others wounded in a car bomb explosion in northern Baghdad on Wednesday, an Interior Ministry source said.

An explosive-laden car went off near a passing Iraqi army patrol in the intersection of Qahira neighborhood, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The blast apparently missed the target, killing two civilians and wounding 10 others, including five policemen whose cars coincidently passed by, the source said.

Separately, a roadside bomb detonated near a police patrol near the Turkish Embassy in central Baghdad, damaging a police vehicle but causing no casualty, the source added.

The attacks came as Iraqi security forces intensified presence in the capital on Wednesday to start "Operation Forward Together" aimed at curbing violence and insurgency in Baghdad.

More than 40,000 Iraqi security forces, backed by coalition forces, have deployed in Baghdad, home of some 7 million people.

Source: Xinhua

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