19 people wounded in bomb attacks in Baghdad

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A policeman uses a bomb-sniffing dog to search a car at a security checkpoint in Iraq, May 31, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

Nineteen people were wounded in three bomb attacks on Thursday, including a blast of a train in south of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

A bomb hit a passenger train in Ewairiej area, some 20 km south of Baghdad, wounding 14 passengers, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The train usually transports passengers from Baghdad to Dhi Qar province, some 375 km southeast of Baghdad.

In separate incident, the deputy Agriculture Minister escaped unhurt a bomb explosion targeting his convoy in Palestine Street in northeastern Baghdad, wounding two of his bodyguards and two civilians, the source said.

Also in the day, a bomb planted in a car detonated in the morning in Baghdad al-Jadida (or New Baghdad) district in eastern the capital, wounding a civilian, the source added.

Official figures by the Iraqi Interior, Defense and Health ministries on Tuesday showed that 337 people were killed and 718 people were wounded by the violence across the country last month.

Waves of high-profile attacks and sporadic attacks still common in the Iraqi cities nearly three months after the country held its landmark parliamentary election which is widely expected to shape the political landscape of the war-torn country.

Source: Xinhua


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