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5 Killed in Central Baghdad Car Bombings


The remains of a vehicle used in a bomb attack are seen near Baghdad's Green Zone, April 18, 2011

The remains of a vehicle used in a bomb attack are seen near Baghdad's Green Zone, April 18, 2011

Iraqi officials say two car bombs exploded near an entrance to Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone killing at least five people.

Security officials say Monday's blast occurred at around 8:30 a.m. local time as cars carrying employees and government officials waited to enter the area.

At least 15 people were wounded in the bombings, including five Iraqi soldiers.

The Green Zone is a sprawling complex in central Baghdad that houses many Iraqi government buildings and foreign embassies.

Elsewhere in the capital, five people were wounded when two roadside bombs exploded in the southeastern neighborhood of Jadriyah.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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