Five killed in Iraq bomb explosion

March 23rd, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, March 23 (Xinhua) Five people were killed and 12 injured in a bomb explosion on the outskirts of Iraqi capital Monday, the interior ministry said.
The blast took place near a car repair workshop in the Abu Ghraib area, some 15 km west of Baghdad, it said.

Many people were gathered outside the workshop to have their cars repaired when the explosion occurred.

Despite the security gains in recent months in Iraq, sporadic bombings targeting Iraqi security forces have continued.

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