Baghdad hit by bomb blasts, rocket and gunfire

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March 12, 2006 09:52

 
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Bomb blasts, rocket and gunfire killed at least 10 people and injured 23 in the Iraqi capital Sunday, as the work week got under way, police said. A roadside bomb exploded Sunday morning in a busy west Baghdad street, killing at least six people and inuring 12, said police Lt. Thayer Mahmoud. The blast targeted a police patrol in the mostly Sunni Qadissiyah neighborhood. Three policemen were among the dead and three were injured, Mahmoud said. The rest of the victims were civilian bystanders. Another bombing near the Mustansiriyah University in east Baghdad injured five policemen, said police 1st Lt. Mohammed Khaiyoon. Drive-by shooters fired on a car in the western Biyaqa neighborhood, killing its three occupants, including a member of President Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, police 1st Lt. Muataz Salaheddin said. More gunmen in a speeding car fired into a crowd of day laborers in Amariyah, another troubled west Baghdad neighborhood, injuring four of them, said police Lt. Thayer Mahmoud. And a rocket landed near a house in the western Jamiah neighborhood, killing one occupant and injuring two others, police Lt. Col. Hassan Chaloob said.

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