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Three policemen killed, ex-lawmaker wounded in bomb attacks in Baghdad

08-03-2011 16:35 BJT

BAGHDAD, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Three policemen were killed and 14 people wounded in two coordinated bomb explosions in Baghdad late on Tuesday night, while an ex-lawmaker and two of his bodyguards were wounded by a separate bomb attack, an Interior Ministry source said on Wednesday.

A roadside bomb went off at a liquor store in al-Risala district in southwestern Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. The second bomb detonated as the Iraqi police arrived at the scene of the first blast, killing three policemen and wounding six others, the source said.

Eight civilians were also wounded by the two blasts, the source added.

Also in the night, Ayad Jamal-al-Deen, a Shiite lawmaker of the former Iraqi parliament, was wounded when a roadside bomb detonated at his house in Baghdad's central district of Jadriyah, the source said.

Two of Jamal al-Deen's bodyguards were wounded by the blast which also set fire to the house, he said.

Sporadic attacks are still common in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease of violence over the past few years.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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