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Bombs Kill At Least 26 Celebrating Iraqi Soccer Win

(RFE/RL) July 25, 2007 -- Iraqi police say at least 26 people were killed when bombs exploded near soccer fans celebrating Iraq's victory in a soccer tournament.

The first blast went off in Baghdad's western Al-Mansur district, killing some 10 people and wounding around 60 others.

The second blast in another part of the capital killed at least 16 people and wounded around 60 more.

The victims were among thousands who took to the streets after Iraq's national team beat South Korea in a penalty shoot-out to reach the final of the Asian Cup.

(Reuters, AFP)