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Bomber Attacks Senior Citizens Home In Iraq

A woman passes a building destroyed in a car bombing in Baghdad (file photo) (epa) June 20, 2006 -- A suicide bomber today attacked a senior citizens home in the southern Iraqi city of Al-Basrah, killing two elderly women and wounding three other people.

Al-Basrah was placed under a state of emergency last month by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, but violence between gangs and feuding Shi'ite factions persists.

In Baghdad, a bomb explosion in a market killed two people and wounded at least 16, and two police officers were reported killed in separate attacks in the capital.

(AP, Reuters)

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