Four dead, 13 injured in Baghdad blast

June 1st, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, June 1 (DPA) Four civilians were killed Monday and 13 injured when a bomb exploded near a vegetable market here, a police source said.
The source said that the explosion took place in the wholesale al-Rasheed market in al-Dura neighbourhood of southern Baghdad.

This is the second attack in less than a month at the same market. On May 6 a car bomb went off at the market killing 12 and injuring 44.

Al-Dura was a focus of sectarian fighting during the worst of the Iraqi civil war in 2006-2007, and was at times controlled by members of the international terrorist network al-Qaeda.

The area had been relatively calm for the past 18 months.

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