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In pictures: Iraq roadside bomb

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Shocked Iraqis react moments after a roadside blast targeting a police patrol on the third anniversary of the US-led invasion.

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More police and the emergency services arrived shortly afterwards. Reports put the death toll at two police and two civilian bystanders.

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The bombers, suspected insurgents, hit one of the main roads in the middle-class Karrada district in southern Baghdad.

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Local police officers came to investigate the attack, taking statements from witnesses.

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The damaged police vehicle was taken away from the scene of the attack by a civilian tow truck.

Bomb aftermath

Such attacks have become a regular feature of life in Iraq since the US-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein's government in 2003.

Bomb aftermath

Vehicles like the one attacked, carrying Iraqi police commandos, are a common sight in the capital - often accompanying US convoys that are much better protected.

Bomb aftermath

A little later the only reminder of the fatal bomb attack is the leaked fuel from the vehicle and pools of victims' blood.





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