Civilian killed, 5 injured in Baghdad bomb attack 2009-12-07 18:28:19   Print

    BAGHDAD, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- A civilian was killed and five others were injured in a bomb explosion in western Baghdad on Monday, an Interior Ministry source said.

    The victims were traveling in the Mansour district when an explosive charge attached to their car detonated before midday and caused the tragedy, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

    Some of the wounded were in critical condition, the source said.

    A witness told Xinhua that he saw an American-made-vehicle was on fire while an Iraqi army patrol was sealing off the scene to secure the area as ambulances were carrying the victims to nearby hospitals.

    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 five months of U.S. troops pullout of cities and towns.

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Editor: Deng Shasha
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