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article imageCar bomb kills seven in Iraq

By Paul Iddon     Jul 6, 2012 in World
Seven people were killed and 20 wounded on Friday when a car bomb detonated in the city of Ramadi in central Iraq west of Baghdad.
AFP reports that the suicide bomber detonated the car bomb near an anti-Qaeda militia members house. The targeted man in question was Sahwa fighter Rabh al-Bahiya who was not in his home at the time of the attack.
Reuters quoted a police officer on the scene as having stated that after hearing "a big explosion" and arriving on scene they "found a parked car on fire" and bodies "scattered everywhere and some houses were destroyed."
The Sahwa is a group of Sunni Iraqi tribesmen who fought a counterinsurgency campaign against Al-Qaeda, and other such groups, in coordination with the United States military during the peak of the violence in Iraq in 2006-2007.
Al Jazeera has contradicted the AFP report by stating the attacker appeared to have been targeting a wedding party.
The Al Jazeera report also states that five of those wounded in the attack are in critical condition in the hospital.
Today's targeted attack comes as the country has come out of a rough month that saw 282 people killed in such bombing attacks and other acts of terrorism carried out by Al-Qaeda and its associates.
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