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Car bomb kills 4 in northern Iraq

July 12, 2009|Associated Press

BAGHDAD — A car bomb exploded in an alley Saturday in a village in northern Iraq, killing at least four people, wounding others and destroying eight homes, police said. Six more died in bombings in Baghdad.

Thirty-eight people were injured and several shops and cars were also damaged in the 3 p.m. explosion in the northern village of Kugjeli, said a police officer in Nineveh province, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Most of the victims were in their homes when the bomb exploded near the main street of the predominantly Shiite village, about three miles east of the city of Mosul.

In Baghdad, a bomb exploded at the gate of a billiard hall in the Karada district. Four people died and 15 were injured, all in the hall, a police officer and a medic said. Both spoke on condition of anonymity.

A bomb in the same area wounded four policemen.

In southwest Baghdad, a car bomb killed two people, including a junior Cabinet official, and injured 11 others, including the official's wife and child, officials said.

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