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Bomb at wedding kills 7 Iraqis

BAGHDAD, June 2 (UPI) -- A bomb detonated during a wedding party in central Iraq, killing at least seven people and injuring 15 others, officials said.

Security forces said the bomb was hidden in the wedding building and exploded during the party Wednesday in the central province of Babil, Kuwaiti news service KUNA reported Thursday.

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Separately, officials said at least 40 Iraqis were sickened Wednesday from a leak in a chlorine canister used in a water treating station.

The ill were taken to area hospitals for treatment and emergency teams sealed off the area to bring the leak under control, KUNA reported.

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