At least 2 Iraqis killed in twin bombing in Baghdad

18:44, September 08, 2010      

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At least two people were killed and 22 others injured in coordinated car bomb and bomb explosions at a busy parking lot in Baghdad on Wednesday, an Interior Ministry source said.

The blasts occurred at the al-Baiyaa neighborhood in southern Baghdad in the morning when a booby-trapped car went off at the parking lot during the morning rush hours and was followed by a bomb explosion minutes later, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The toll could rise as Iraqi security forces sealed off the scene while ambulances and civilian cars were evacuating the casualties to Baghdad hospitals, the source said.

Violence is still common in Iraqi cities as security deteriorated, causing a setback to the efforts of the Iraqi government to restore normalcy in the country days after the U.S. military announced withdrawal of its combat troops from the war-torn country.

Source: Xinhua

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