A police official says a man posing as a potential army recruit planted the bicycle in the morning hours outside the recruiting center in Al-Hillah, about 95 kilometers from Baghdad.
The official says the man walked off as volunteers gathered outside to sign up for the army, and the bomb detonated.
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SUNNI, SHI'A: Iraq is riven along sectarian lines, faults that frequently produce violent clashes and are a constant source of tension. Sectarian concerns drive much of Iraqi politics and are the main threat to the country's fragile security environment.