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Five killed in Iraq car bombing

Iraqi officials says five people, including four Iranian pilgrims have been killed in a car bomb explosion north of Baghdad.

Police and hospital officials in Diyala province say a parked car, laden with explosives detonated near a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims to the Iraqi capital. The attack occurred on Monday afternoon while the bus was moving on a highway, just outside Muqdadiyah, 60 miles north of Baghdad.

The fifth victim was an Iraqi, officials in the province said. Nine Iranians were injured in the attack.

Diyala is a former stronghold of Sunni insurgents.

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