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18 dead in Iraq car bombing

Baghdad, December 27, 2008

At least eighteen people were killed and 22 others were wounded in a car bomb in a Shi'ite district of northwestern Baghdad on Saturday, police said.

The blast occurred at a bus station in the Kadhimiya district, police said, adding that the death toll may rise.

Violence has dropped sharply in Iraq over the past year, but car bombs, assassinations and other attacks still occur routinely in the capital and elsewhere.

On December 17, successive bomb blasts in central Baghdad killed 18 people and wounded over 50.-Reuters




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