Two car bombs kill at least 19 in Baghdad

By REUTERS
July 31, 2012 16:58

 
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BAGHDAD - Two car bombs ripped into a busy intersection and a public square in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people a week after a wave of deadly bombings highlighted Iraq's struggle with militant groups.

Clouds of dark smoke rose above the center of the capital where the bombs exploded just minutes apart, leaving dead and wounded lying in the street and slumped inside a damaged minibus, witnesses and police said.

Three young men in blood-stained T-shirts searched for a friend near the wreckage of one blast and women in traditional abaya gowns screamed out the name of a missing relative, a Reuters reporter at the scene said.

"We were in a patrol when we heard the first explosion. The second explosion hit another square, and we went to help... There was a minibus with six dead passengers inside it," said Ahmed Hassan, a police officer.

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