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One dead, seven injured in Iraq

Gunmen have killed an Iraqi electricity ministry employee and seven people have been wounded in a string of attacks in Baghdad.

Police and hospital officials said the gunmen intercepted the electricity ministry engineer's car in western Baghdad.

Officials said four bombs also wounded seven other people in the capital, including two bodyguards protecting an education ministry adviser.

The other people injured were a senior police officer, a justice ministry employee and three civilians.

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