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Spate of bombings in Baghdad kill 5, wound 30

06-06-2010 16:01 BJT

BAGHDAD, June 6 (Xinhua) -- A series of bombings in and around Baghdad on Sunday morning killed a total of five policemen and wounded 30 people, an Interior Ministry source said.

A policeman was killed and six others were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion near their patrol in a village in Abu Ghraib rural area, just west of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In separate incident, an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated at the city-hall of Mahmoudiyah City, some 30 km south of Baghdad, wounding eight of the local government employees, including the head of the city council, the source said.

The blast hit a crowd of the city hall employees as they were heading to work in front of the building which was also damaged by the blast.

Another roadside bomb went off near the convoy of the head of a Baghdad appeals court while travelling on the high way near Baghdad al-Jadida, or New Baghdad neighborhood in southwestern the capital, the source said.

Judge Saadoun Jabbar Abboud, escaped the attack unhurt but two of his bodyguards were wounded by the blast which damaged one of the convoy vehicles, the source added.

Also in the morning, a magnetic bomb planted to a KIA minibus detonated in the bustling district of al-Aalawi in central Baghdad, wounding two civilians, he said.

Earlier in the day, the police said that a suicide car bomber struck a crowd of policemen while a shift change near a checkpoint in the al-Amil district in southwestern Baghdad, killing four policemen and wounding up to 12 others, the source added.

The toll of the suicide attack was slightly increased as the source earlier put it at four killed and 10 injured.

Waves of high-profile attacks and sporadic attacks still common in the Iraqi cities nearly three months after the country held its landmark parliamentary election which is widely expected to shape the political landscape of the war-torn country.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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