At least two killed in car bomb explosion in N Iraq

18:13, June 29, 2010      

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At least two were killed, including a police officer, and six people wounded in a car bomb explosion near a police patrol in northern Iraq's Salahudin province on Tuesday, a provincial police source said.

The blast took place when a booby-trapped car parked outside a parking lot on the main road in the town of Baiji, some 200 km north of Baghdad, went off near a passing police patrol, killing a police Lieutenant Colonel and a civilian, the source from the provincial operations command told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The blast also wounded three policemen and three civilians along with destroying one of the police vehicles, the source said, adding that the powerful blast damaged several nearby civilian cars, shops and buildings.

The toll could rise as ambulances and civilian vehicles evacuated many victims to the town's hospital and medical centers, he said.

Sporadic attacks are still common in the Iraqi cities more than 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

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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