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Car Bomb In Tikrit Kills 10, Wounds 20

24 February 2005 -- Police in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit say an attack by a suspected suicide car bomber today killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 20.

Police captain Husam Musseyif said a man wearing a police uniform tried to drive into the police-station grounds and then detonated the vehicle when he was challenged.

Some 20 cars were set ablaze by the massive blast.

Tikrit, located 130 kilometers north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, is former dictator Saddam Hussein's hometown.