Nine killed in Baghdad blast

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A car bomb blast rocked a Baghdad suburb today, killing at least nine people and wounding 52.

A car bomb blast rocked a Baghdad suburb today, killing at least nine people and wounding 52.

The car bomb was detonated in Seidiyeh neighbourhood in the southwest of the capital, near a local police station. Ambulances and Iraqi police raced to the scene and firemen worked to douse the flames.

At least nine people were killed, said Saad al-Alami, from the Iraqi health ministry. The wounded were taken to al-Yarmuk hospital in Baghdad.

Militants also fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a fire station in the Baghdad neighbourhood of al-Salihiya. One person was wounded.

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