MOSUL, Iraq, June 29 (Xinhua) -- A car bomb went off near a Kurdish party's office at a town in the northern province of Nineveh on Monday afternoon, killing eight people and wounding five others, a provincial police source said.
The booby-trapped car was parked near the office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in the town of Hamdaniyah, some 35 kilometers northeast of the provincial capital of Mosul, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The blast occurred when security members came to check the unidentified car. It was immediately detonated when security members approached it, killing five policemen, a Kurdish guard and two civilians, the source said.
Security members were also among the five wounded people, he said.
The attack came a day before the scheduled pullout of U.S. troops from Iraqi towns and cities, according to agreement signed late last year between Baghdad and Washington.
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