17 August 2004 -- Iraq's Interior Ministry says a mortar attack in central Baghdad has killed four people.
An Interior Ministry spokesman, Colonel Adnan Abd al-Rahman, initially said the explosion was caused by a car bomb, but later said it was caused by mortar fire.
The government said more than 20 people were injured.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast.
(AP/AFP/Reuters)For the latest news on Iraq, see RFE/RL's webpage on "The New Iraq".