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Car bomb kills at least 18 in Baghdad

06-05-2012 07:26 BJT

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A powerful car bomb in Baghdad has torn off the facade of Iraq’s main religious affairs office for Shiite Muslims. At least 18 people are dead and more than 50 others are wounded.

The blast is among the deadliest single attacks in the capital in three months. Two police officials say the car was parked in a park near the religious affairs building and the health department.

The front of the three-storey office collapsed from the impact of the blast, and shattered nearby windows. The damaged building housed the department that supervises Shiite religious affairs, including holy sites and mosques. The blast comes at a time of prolonged political paralysis in Iraq caused by sectarian tensions.

 

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Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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