BAGHDAD, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- An Iraqi civilian was killed and eight others were wounded in a bomb explosion inside a minibus in northeastern Baghdad on Monday, an Interior Ministry source said.
The incident occurred in the afternoon when a bomb stuck to the minibus detonated while traveling in the neighborhood of Sha'ab, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The explosive charge was of a magnetic kind, which had been stuck in the minibus, and totally destroyed the minibus, the source said.
The powerful blast also caused damages to several nearby civilian cars, he said, adding that Iraqi security forces immediately sealed off the area and began evacuating the victims.
Sporadic attacks continue in Iraq as part of recent deterioration in security which shaped a setback to the efforts of the Iraqi government to restore normalcy in the country after more than three months of U.S. troops pullout of cities and towns.
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