A car loaded with explosives blew up Friday near a police station in southwest Baghdad, killing 10 Iraqi civilians and injuring four others, the U.S. military said.
The Iraqi Interior Ministry and al-Yarmuk hospital officials said earlier one person was killed and 11 others were wounded during as a result of the blast in the al-Doura neighborhood.
The car bomb apparently targeted a nearby Iraqi police patrol, the U.S. command said in a statement. Four Iraqi police officers were hurt.
The U.S. military said four Iraqi laborers working in a nearby palm grove died in the blast, while a family of four driving down the road was also killed. Two other bystanders also died in this attack.
Elsewhere, U.S. warplanes bombed the city of Fallujah on Friday, a day after its leaders suspended peace negotiations and rejected the Iraqi government's demands to turn over Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Three people were killed and seven others injured during the night, according to Dr.Rafi'a Hiyad of Fallujah General Hospital. On Thursday, the hospital said at least five people were killed and 16 injured. (albawaba.com)
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