Civilians killed in Baghdad bank bombing

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The Independent Online

A bomb explosion has killed six people including five civilians in a Shiite slum in eastern Baghdad, Iraqi police and health officials said today.

Another 15 were injured when the bomb went off near a state-run bank in Sadr City, where retirees were waiting to get their pensions, police and hospital officials said.

Those killed were three men, two women and one Iraqi security official.

There has been a decline of violence across Iraq over the last two years, but low-level attacks do continue, especially in Baghdad.