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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 August, 2004, 07:27 GMT 08:27 UK
Car bomb explodes in north Iraq
Map showing position of Baquba in northern Iraq
A car bomb has exploded in the Iraqi town of Baquba, killing two Iraqis and wounding at least four, officials say.

Police officers said the target of the attack was the town's deputy mayor, Ghasan Ghadren, who survived the blast.

The bomb exploded on Sunday morning as the official's convoy passed through Baquba. It is not known if it was a suicide attack or detonated remotely.

Baquba, 65km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, has been a hotbed of anti-US resistance in recent months.

In July at least 68 people were killed when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in the town, exactly one month after the transfer of sovereignty.



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