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Four Detained After Deadly Rush-Hour Bombing In Baghdad

17 August 2005 -- Iraqi state television has reported that four men have been detained on suspicion of involvement in a triple car bombing today in Baghdad.

State-owned Iraqia television said the suspects were arrested by guards working for the Transportation Ministry, saying the four were carrying remote-control detonators at the time of the arrests.

Iraqia said the four have been handed over to security officials for further questioning.

No details were immediately available on the identities of the detainees.

At least 43 people were killed and 76 others wounded when three car bombs ripped through a busy bus station and a nearby hospital in the center of the Iraqi capital early today.

Elsewhere, six Iraqi recruits were killed execution-style today after gunmen stopped their minibus near Hawija, 45 kilometers southwest of Kirkuk.


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