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Five killed in Baghdad bombings

Attacks around Baghdad have left five people dead, officials said.

Police officials said the deadliest of Saturday's attacks took place when a roadside bomb struck an army patrol in the town of Jurf al-Shkakr, killing three soldiers and wounding two.

The town, about 30 miles south of Baghdad, is a former insurgent stronghold. Attacks on Iraqi security forces and nearby Shiite areas have been launched there in the past.

In Baghdad, police said two government employees were killed in separate attacks by bombs attached to their cars.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures.


From Belfast Telegraph