Civilian killed by car bomb in Baghdad
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    BAGHDAD, July 21 (Xinhua) -- A civilian was killed and ten others were injured in a car bomb and a roadside bomb explosions in Baghdad on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry source said.

    A car, parked outside a fuel station near the al-Rasheed wholesale vegetable market in Baghdad's southern district of Doura, detonated before midday, killing a civilian and wounding four others, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

    Several nearby civilian cars were damaged by the blast, the source said.

    In a separate incident, a roadside bomb went off near a Sunni mosque of Adelah Khatoon in Bab al-Muadham area in downtown Baghdad, wounding six people, the source added.

    Earlier in the day, the police said that two bomb attacks occurred in Baghdad, one targeted a group of construction workers in the predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City, while another hit a convoy of Iraqi Minister of Water and Resources, who escaped unhurt.

    According to latest police reports, the blasts killed three construction workers and wounded 25 others in Sadr City, and up to12 people wounded in the minister's convoy incident.

    Earlier, the police put the toll of the minister's convoy incident at wounding three traffic policemen and three civilians.

    The attacks came three weeks after U.S. troops pulled out of Iraqi cities and towns in line with a security pact inked late last year between Baghdad and Washington.

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Editor: Zhang Xiang
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