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Iraq: Bomb Explosions Hit Police Stations North Of Baghdad

Baghdad, 22 November 2003 (RFE/RL) -- News agencies report two bomb explosions today hitting police stations north of Baghdad and causing casualties. One explosion was said to have killed five Iraqis and wounded nine more in the small town of Khan Bani Sa'ad. Police officer Hussein Jari was quoted by AFP news agency as saying that the blast was caused by a car parked in front of a local police station.

The other explosion, in the town of Baquba, left a large crater outside a police station. News agencies say there were casualties in this blast as well, with reports putting the number of killed at least six, all of them Iraqis.

Meanwhile, CNN reported that a DHL airliner had landed safely in Baghdad after being hit by a surface-to-air missile. No casualties were reported.