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2 killed, 11 wounded in twin bomb attacks west of Baghdad

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BAGHDAD, May 29 (Xinhua) -- An Iraqi soldier and a firefighter were killed and 11 other people were wounded in two bomb explosions in west of Baghdad on Sunday, a local police source said.

"The latest reports said that an Iraqi army soldier and a firefighter were killed by two bombings in the town of Abu Ghraib, " the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

A bomb planted in a liquor store at a market of Abu Ghraib town, some 20 km west of Baghdad, detonated at about 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) , setting the store on fire, the source said.

Iraqi security forces and a fire engine rushed to the scene of the first blast, but were hit with a roadside bomb at the site, the source added.

"Six soldiers and five firefighters were also wounded by the twin bomb explosions," he said.

Earlier, the source put the toll at a policeman killed and six security members wounded.

The attackers apparently used old tactic which created a minor blast to attract security forces, then set off another blast to get heavier casualties, the source added.

Abu Ghraib is part of the Sunni insurgent stronghold that stretches from the western edges of Baghdad through Anbar province and its vast desert. The area has been relatively calm for about four years since the Sunni tribes and anti-U.S. insurgent groups turned to cooperate with the U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces against al-Qaida network in Iraq.

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Editor: Fang Yang
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