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WAR: Many casualties in Iraq bombing

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posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 05:45 PM
Up to 17 people have been killed and 40 hurt in a car bomb in the Iraqi town of Hilla coalition officials have said. Hilla is near a main coalliton outpost for recon and the area is heavily patrolled coalliton forces

Iraq bombing
"We know that it was a strong explosion," said Lt Col Robert Strzelecki, spokesman for the Polish-led force that patrols the area.Earlier, one person was killed and 18 people, including the culture minister of the pro-American Kurdistan Democratic Party, were injured when a car bomb exploded in the Kurdish town of Irbil in the north.

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The explosion happened on a busy street in the centre of a mainly Shia Muslim town about 60 miles south of the capital, Baghdad. Saturday's bomb in Hilla went off after dark in a town that had been relatively quiet, The blast comes from a upsurge of violence in the final daysleading upto the US-led coalition transfers sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government.

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Coalition Provisional Authority

[edit on 6-26-2004 by Valhall]

[edit on 5/8/2004 by SE7EN]


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