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Two blasts kill 3, wound 6 in Iraq

07-16-2010 15:21 BJT

BAGHDAD, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Two roadside bombs hit Iraq's capital city of Baghdad Friday morning, killing at least 3 people and wounding 6 others, a police source said.

The first blast occurred at 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) in Hameed Shihab village in Abu Graib area west of Baghdad, leaving 3 killed and 2 wounded, said the source on condition of anonymity.

After half an hour, another explosion rocked the east bank of the Tigris River in Baghdad, close to the Tahrir square, wounding four people, said the source, adding several shops and cars nearby were also damaged.

Xinhua reporters in central Baghdad clearly heard the second explosion.

Recent spate of bombings and waves of violence are still ravaging Iraqi cities, including the capital, more than four months after the country held its landmark parliamentary elections on March 7, raising fears of a return to violence.

The U.S. forces last year have pulled out of Iraqi cities and are working to formally end combat operations by Sept. 1 of this year, cutting the U.S. military force from just under 90,000 to 50, 000.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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