Car bomb kills 6 in shopping area north of Baghdad

July 21, 2010 20:07

BAGHDAD  — Iraqi police said a car bomb exploded north of the city of Baqouba, killing six people on Wednesday. It is the third bombing in the area in as many days.

A police spokesman in Diyala province, Ghalib al-Karkhi, said Wednesday's attack in a shopping area in the village of Abu Sayda also wounded 17 people.On Tuesday, a car bomb just north of Baghdad killed one person and wounded seven Iranian pilgrims. And a car bomb exploded Monday near a restaurant in Baqouba, killing six people.

The city is a former insurgent stronghold about 35 miles (60 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

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