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Car Bomb Blast in Baghdad Kills At Least 2

A car bomb exploded in central Baghdad Thursday, killing at least two people and wounding several others as insurgents continued their campaign of post-election violence.

Officials say the bomb, detonated by remote control, went off just after a U.S. military patrol vehicle passed by.

South of Baghdad, Iraqi police found the bodies of 20 truck drivers who had been shot dead.

Meanwhile, Iraq's interim government said the country's borders will be closed for five days from February 17 - apparently to boost security during the major Shi'ite Muslim religious observance of Ashura.

Wednesday, Iraq's election commission said 300 ballot boxes from the January 30th vote need to be recounted and that it is not ready to announce the final results, which were expected today.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.