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article imageAuthorities say 23 dead, 55 wounded in Baghdad car bombing

By Andrew Moran     May 21, 2010 in World
Baghdad - In the central region of Iraq, a car bomb killed at least 23 people and injured 55. Authorities are stating that the attack occurred in the town of Khalis near a market.
Iraqi authorities have announced that 23 people were killed and 55 were wounded when a car bomb attacked an open-air market in a northeast town of Khalis in the capital city of Baghdad, according to Xinhua. One local police source said several shops and vehicles were severely damaged by the explosion.
“The blast occurred this evening near a coffee shop in Kalis city, which locates 20 km north of Diyala's capital city of Baquba,” said the police source.
Hospital officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, released the casualty information when the victims were taken to the city of Baquoba, reports The Canadian Press.
The Hindustan Times reports that Iraqi officials believe the recent violence is due to the Mar. 7 general elections results, which saw former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi winning the election.
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