At least one killed in car bomb in western Baghdad

19:22, September 19, 2010      

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At least one person was killed and three others wounded in a car bomb explosion in western Baghdad on Sunday, an Interior Ministry source and a witness said.

Two almost simultaneous blasts were heard at about 10:15 a.m. local time (0715 GMT) in the capital. One of the blasts was a booby-trapped car parking at the al-Zuhour auction near the al- Liqaa Square in Baghdad's western neighborhood of Mansour, killing at least one person and wounding three others, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Iraqi security forces sealed off the scene as sirens of ambulances could be heard at the site of the blast, a witness near the scene said.

There are no immediate reports about the other explosion, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Violence and sporadic high-profile attacks are still common in Iraqi cities as part of recent deterioration in security which shaped a setback to the efforts of the Iraqi government to restore normalcy in the country more than six months after violence-torn Iraq held parliamentary elections on March 7.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王寒露)

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