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Iraq: Car bomb in Baghdad kills at least 20

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 4 June 2012
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June 04, 2012

At least 20 people are reported to have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The blast occurred outside a government-supported office that deals with Shi'ite issues in central Baghdad.

Officials say the bomb killed at least 60 others are injured.

The toll could not be independently confirmed.

Police said the blast targeted the Shi'ite Endowment office, a government-run body that tends to Shi'ite religious sites.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, but reports suggested that Sunni militants were suspected.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters

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