Explosion kills 4, wounds 30 in Iraq's Diyala

09:53, November 30, 2010      

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A car bomb explosion Monday hit Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, leaving four killed and 30 others wounded, local police source told Xinhua.

Four people were killed and 30 others were wounded in the blast which targeted a restaurant in Diyala's provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, the source said on condition of anonymity.

"Six children and three women were among the wounded, eight cars were burned and nine nearby shops were destroyed in the blast, " he added.

Diyala province, which stretches from the eastern edges of Baghdad to the Iranian border east of the country, has long been a stronghold for al-Qaida militants and other insurgent groups since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 despite repeated U.S. and Iraqi military operations against them.

Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks continue in the Iraqi cities despite the country's lawmakers approved an agreement that aimed at bringing Iraq's feuding political blocs into a new government led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Source: Xinhua

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