Car bomb kills 2 Iraqis northeast of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi official says a car bomb targeting a police patrol has exploded northeast of the capital, killing two bystanders.

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Published: Sat 23 Jul 2011, 8:31 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:12 AM

Diyala province police spokesman Maj. Ghalib al-Karkhi says the Saturday afternoon explosion also wounded eight civilians and policemen. The attack took place in the city of Baqouba, 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad.

Insurgents have stepped up attacks on Iraqi security forces in recent months as the U.S. military prepares to withdraw from the country by the end of the year.

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