Four dead as morning blasts rock Baghdad

Four dead as morning blasts rock Baghdad
September 9th, 2006  
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Topic: Four dead as morning blasts rock Baghdad

Four dead as morning blasts rock Baghdad
Media: AFP
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Date: 9 Sept 2006


BAGHDAD, Sept 9, 2006 (AFP) - A string of explosions rocked Baghdad early
Saturday killing at least four people and wounding dozens, security
officials said.

Most of the attacks appeared to have targeted security forces, including a
large car bomb in Zayuna that went off as a US patrol passed but killed only
two Iraqi bystanders, interior ministry spokesman Brigadier Abdul Karim
Khalaf said.

In the central Baghdad neighborhood of Waziriyah, a man attempted to ram his
car into a police station and was shot, but not before he detonated the
explosives in the vehicle, killing a policeman and wounding 10 other people.

Smaller blasts in other parts of the capital wounded another half-dozen
civilians, Khalaf added.

Gunmen opened fire on two employees of the state-owned Sabah newspaper as
they drove to work, killing one and wounding the other, a security official

In the northern oil city of Kirkuk, twin blasts killed four people and
wounded 16.

The bombers detonated the second device as a police patrol arrived on the
scene of the first blast, killing one officer and wounding two, said
Lieutenant Colonel Akram Abdullah of Kirkuk police.

South of Baghdad, authorities discovered the bodies of five people who had
been shot dead, four of them in the town of Suwayrah, which has become a
common dumping ground for victims of sectarian killings.

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