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Car Bombs Kill 5 in Iraq

Residents gather at the site of a car bomb attack in al-Habibya district in Baghdad, April 16, 2013.
Residents gather at the site of a car bomb attack in al-Habibya district in Baghdad, April 16, 2013.
VOA News
Iraqi officials say car bombings have killed at least five people, the day after a wave of violence left at least 50 people dead across the country.

The deadliest bombing Tuesday hit Aziziyah, about 75 kilometers south of the capital, Baghdad. That blast killed at least four people and wounded 15 others.

North of Baghdad, another explosion killed at least one soldier.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, which come as Iraqis prepare to vote in provincial elections on Saturday. The vote is the first in Iraq since U.S. troops withdrew from the country in December 2011.

The election has already been postponed by several months in Anbar and Ninevah provinces because of security threats.

  • A police officer inspects the aftermath of a car bomb attack at a used car dealer's parking lot in Habibiya, Baghdad, Iraq, April 16, 2013.
  • Men carry the coffin of a victim killed in one of April 15's bomb attacks, during a funeral in Najaf, Iraq.
  • Residents gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, April 15, 2013.
  • Iraqi security personnel gather around the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad, April 15, 2013.
  • Civilians gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in east Baghdad, April 15, 2013.
  • A member of the Iraqi security forces inspects the site of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, April 15, 2013.

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

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