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7 killed, 22 hurt in Iraq car bomb blast

March 18, 2013 at 4:31 PM   |   Comments

BALADRUZ, Iraq, March 18 (UPI) -- Seven people were killed and 22 others were injured when a car bomb was detonated near a police checkpoint in eastern Iraq Monday, police said.

The explosion happened during the afternoon in the town of Baladruz in Diyala province, China's Xinhua News Agency reported.

"Five policemen and two civilians were killed, while 17 civilians and five policemen were wounded by the blast," a provincial police official told Xinhua.

The blast also damaged a police vehicle and several nearby civilian cars, the official said.

Earlier Monday, four people were killed, including a police officer, and seven people wounded in three bomb attacks near Baghdad, police said.

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