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Car bomb blast kills several in Baghdad

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A car bomb near a U.S. patrol in Baghdad killed at least nine Iraqi civilians and wounded 23. There were also some casualties among US troops.


BAGHDAD, May 1 (Reuters) - An explosion near a U.S. patrol
in Baghdad killed nine Iraqis and wounded 23 on Thursday, Iraqi
police said.

The police said there were also some casualties among U.S.
troops. A U.S. military spokesman said he was not immediately
able to confirm the report.

The blast in eastern Baghdad's Camp Sara district came a day
after Iraqi Health Ministry figures showed April had been the
deadliest month for Iraqi civilians since August, with 968
killed nationwide.

April was also the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Iraq
since September, with 49 reported killed.

Police did not say who they blamed for Thursday's blast.

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