4 Egyptians injured in Baghdad blasts

11:59, April 05, 2010      

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Four people working in the consulate office of Egyptian embassy in Baghdad were injured on Sunday due to a car suicide bomb explosion, Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The consulate employees have been taken to Yarmouk Hospital for treatment and their condition is not life-threatening, according to initial reports sent to the Foreign Ministry by both the Egyptian ambassador and consul in Baghdad.

The blast shattered the building's windows and injured the four employees, the statement added.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the Iraqi people and the families of the martyred policemen," Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hossam Zaki said.

The Egyptian ambassador and the embassy staff are safe and sound and the embassy is back to work as usual in Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone, Zaki said.

Earlier on Sunday, 30 people were killed and 168 others wounded in Baghdad car bomb attacks targeted at the Iranian embassy, Mansour-Melia Hotel and the consulate office of the Egyptian embassy.

Sporadic attacks, including deadly bombings, still common in Iraq about a month after the country held their landmark parliamentary election which is widely expected to shape the future of the war-torn country.

Source: Xinhua<i/>
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