3 killed, 26 injured in Iraq's violence

17:35, June 22, 2010      

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Three people were killed and 26 wounded in bomb and gunfire attacks in Baghdad and Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, the police said on Tuesday.

In Baghdad, the convoy of a senior official in the Iraqi Transportation Ministry narrowly escaped a roadside bomb explosion in Baghdad's southern district of Doura, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The blast missed its target and hit bystanders instead, killing two people and wounding seven others, the source said.

In Diyala province, a bomb attached to a KIA truck detonated in the town of Buhruz, some 10 km south of the provincial capital Baquba, killing the driver and wounding two of his companions, a provincial police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In separate incident, a motorcycle bomb targeted an Iraqi Army patrol went off in the morning at the al-Mu'lmeen neighborhood in western Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, wounding nine people, including three women, the source said.


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