Bomb hits Mujahideen

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A SECOND car bomb has exploded in Baghdad, wounding several people. The blast, on Monday evening, was close to the headquarters of the Mujahideen Khalq, the Iraqi-backed Iranian resistance movement.

Six members of the Mujahideen were killed in the Iraqi capital last week, with a passer-by, when a pick-up truck packed with explosives blew up beside the bus in which they were travelling. Iraq and the Mujahideen, which has been based in Iraq since 1983, blamed Iran for the attack.

Last week Iran fired four ground-to-ground missiles at a Mujahideen base north-east of Baghdad. Iranian agents have previously killed Mujahideen in Iraq, but may be increasing their attacks after the assasination by the Mujahideen of Lieutenant-General Ali Sayyad Shirazi, the Iranian deputy joint chief of staff, in Tehran in April.

The Mujahideen has also been accused of helping to suppress dissent in Iraq.