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Four killed in Iraq bomb blasts

Four Iraqis have been killed in two successive bomb attacks targeting a shop selling alcohol in western Baghdad, police and health officials said.

A police officer said 13 other people were injured in the blasts, which occurred in the capital's Rissala neighbourhood.

He said the first bomb went off near the shop, while the second came a few minutes later as police and residents rushed to the scene. Three policemen were among those killed.

The casualties were confirmed by a medical official at the nearby al-Yarmouk hospital.


From Belfast Telegraph