Iraqi officials say 17 killed in car bomb blast

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 12, 2010 11:02




BAGHDAD — A car bomb exploded Sunday outside government offices in a province west of the Iraqi capital, killing 17 people, officials said. It was the latest deadly hit on a favorite insurgent target.

At least 23 people were also wounded in Sunday's blast, according to the police and hospital officials. The blast took place near the provincial council compound in Ramadi, capital of Anbar province.

Police found a second bomb in a nearby parking lot a few minutes later, but said they detonated it in a safe area.

The compound in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, also houses the Anbar police headquarters and the governor's office.


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