Twin blasts kill six, injure 20 in Iraq

July 9th, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, July 9 (DPA) At least six people were killed and 20 injured Wednesday in a twin-bomb attack outside a bank in western Iraq, the police said. According to the police, the first bomb exploded outside a bank in central Fallujah, 45 km west of Baghdad, causing no casualties. But when the police and crowds gathered at the site, another bomb exploded.

Four policemen and two civilians were killed and 20 injured, reported the Dubai-based al-Arabya news broadcaster citing Iraqi police sources.

Fallujah, the biggest city in Anbar province and one-time hotbed of Sunni insurgency, has been enjoying a decrease in violence in recent years credited to major US-Iraqi offensives against insurgents and local groups affiliated with the Al Qaeda network in the province.

Last month, the US military has indefinitely delayed a scheduled transfer of security responsibilities in the province to Iraqi troops, citing bad weather.

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