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Car Bombs In Two Baghdad Districts Kill At Least 6 – Police January 31, 2007

Posted by notapundit in World News.

BAGHDAD (AP)–Bombs in two cars parked in separate areas of Baghdad exploded simultaneously Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding 15, police said.

One of the blasts targeted a transit area in central Baghdad where people catch minibuses to predominantly Shiite neighborhoods of the capital. The attack occurred at 0945 GMT on Jamhuriyah Street near the busy Shorja market. It killed four people and wounded 12 others, police said.

About the same time, another car packed with explosives blew up in the religiously-mixed neighborhood of Maamoun in western Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding three others, police said, adding that the target of the attack was not immediately known.

Insurgents have stepped up bombings in the capital in recent weeks as they seek to maximize the number of people killed before a planned U.S.-Iraqi security crackdown gets under way.

Shorja, one of Iraq’s largest markets, has been struck frequently by bombings, including one that killed 25 civilians Nov. 21.

A car bomb also struck in the Amin district in New Baghdad neighborhood earlier Wednesday, killing one person and wounding six, police said.


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