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Iraq: Fatal bomb attack targets top official in Baghdad




Baghdad, 4 June (AKI) - A car bomb exploded near the house of an Iraqi police chief in northeastern Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 13 and wounding 50 others.

Early reports said many people were killed after their houses were destroyed or crushed by the blast that occurred in the neighbourhood of al-Shaabi.

The police official, Nadhim Taye, was not at home at the time of the bombing, but some of his family were injured and his house was destroyed in the blast.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.

The death toll is the largest recorded in a car bomb attack in Baghdad since the middle of April.

In a separate attack, a senior official from Iraq's interior ministry, Thafer Ghanem was killed on Wednesday by gunmen in eastern Baghdad, said the news agency, Voices of Iraq.

Meanwhile, three US soldiers were shot dead in the northern Iraqi village of al-Hawija.




 

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