Bombings in Baghdad kill 12, wound at least 35

September 18, 2007 08:26


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Two parked car bombs and two roadside bombs in the Iraqi capital Tuesday morning killed at least 12 people and wounded 35 others, police said. A car bomb detonated at 9:30 a.m. at the parking lot in central Baghdad, near the health ministry and the so-called Medical City complex of buildings including several hospitals and a forensic institute. Seven people were killed and 23 wounded in that blast, a police officer said. Seconds after the detonation, a mortar landed in the area as well, the officer said. He added that 11 civilian cars were damaged. Another parked car bomb went off near a police patrol in Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding six others, said the police officer. Also, in Baghdad's southeastern area of Zafaraniyah, a roadside bomb targeting another police patrol killed one policeman and injured two pedestrians, the officer said.

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