Car bomb kills 4 civilians in Baghdad




 
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Car bomb kills 4 civilians in Baghdad
 
November 27th, 2005  
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Topic: Car bomb kills 4 civilians in Baghdad


Car bomb kills 4 civilians in Baghdad
BAGHDAD, Nov 26 (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded near a passing U.S.
military patrol in Baghdad on Saturday, killing four passersby and wounding
four others, Iraq's Interior Ministry said, but the U.S. patrol escaped
unharmed.
The bomb went off in Qahtan Square, a busy intersection of western
Baghdad where there is a constant flow of traffic. Police said they believed
the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber but that could not be
confirmed.
There has been a surge in car bombs and suicide attacks by the Sunni
Arab-led insurgency over the past week, leading to the deaths of more than
200 people, the vast majority civilians.
Many of the attacks have targeted the Shi'ite Muslim community,
aggravating Iraq's sectarian conflict and pushing the country to the brink
of full-blown civil war.
The violence comes in the run-up to elections on Dec. 15, when
voters will chose the country's first four-year parliament since Saddam
Hussein was overthrown in 2003.