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Car bomb attacks kill 8 in central Iraq

BAGHDAD — Two separate car bomb attacks in central Iraq killed at least eight people and wounded 27 on Wednesday, officials said.

The first attack took place in Baghdad’s eastern suburb of Huaasinya when a bomb in a parked car went off early in the morning, killing four civilians, two police officials said.

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Twelve people, including four policemen working at a nearby checkpoint, were wounded in the bombing, the officials said. The Shi’ite-dominated district is about 15 miles east of the center of the Iraqi capital.

Around noon, another parked car bomb exploded near a group of anti-Al Qaeda Sunni fighters near the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad.

The pro-government militiamen had gathered outside a military post to receive their salaries. The explosion killed three of the fighters and one civilian, two police officers said.

The blast also wounded 15 people, the officers added.

The group, known as Sahwa, is made up of Sunni Arabs who joined forces with the US military to fight Al Qaeda at the height of Iraq’s insurgency.

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They have since been regularly targeted by Sunni insurgents who see them as traitors.

Associated Press

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