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Five people died when two car bombs exploded in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq

Five people died when two car bombs exploded in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq

Five people died when two car bombs exploded in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq

Two car bombs have exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing five people and wounding 18.

The first explosion occurred when a parked car bomb detonated next to an army patrol, killing three soldiers and wounding three civilians.

A spokesman said the second blast came fifteen minutes later, when another parked car bomb exploded in a nearby area, killing two civilians and wounding 15. The target of the attacks was unclear.

A police officer and a doctor later confirmed the casualty figures.

Mosul, 225 miles north-west of Baghdad, has for years been a hub for al Qaida in Iraq.

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