Suicide car bomb kills 3 in western Iraq

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The Independent Online

A police officer says a suicide car bomber killed three people and wounded 24 when his vehicle exploded in a busy street during the morning rush hour in western Iraq.

The officer says the bombing, shortly before 9 a.m. on Monday, took place in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad. The city was was once at the heart of the Sunni insurgency.

The bomber detonated his car on a main street filled with pedestrians, street stalls selling tea and day laborers gathering for work.

The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

The bombing comes as Iraq is still tallying results from the March 7 parliamentary elections.

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