Baghdad car bomb kills two Iraqis, including minister bodyguard as three Americans wounded in Baqouba attacks

Published June 22nd, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

A car bomb exploded in a Baghdad street Tuesday as a convoy of American troops and Iraqi police officials drove past, killing two Iraqi bystanders, according to police. 


They said a bodyguard of Iraqi minister of state Adnan al-Janabi was killed along with a six-year-old boy. Janabi himself was not in the area, Reuters reported.  


Meanwhile, Iraqi fighters attacked U.S. forces northeast of the capital Baghdad with small arms and a bomb, wounding three Americans, the U.S. military said Tuesday. 


Troops were attacked twice on Monday in the predominantly 

Sunni Muslim city of Baqouba, some 60 kilometers from 

Baghdad, said Maj. Neal O'Brien of the 1st Infantry 



In the first attack, one soldier was wounded by an 

improvised explosive device - a homemade bomb.  


In the second attack, two soldiers were wounded by small arms fire and evacuated to the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, O'Brien said. All three are in stable condition.  


On Tuesday, US authorities released three busfuls of prisoners from the notorious Abu Ghraib detention center, bringing the total number set free in the last two months to over 2,000.  


The prison is at the center of a scandal over abuse of inmates by US soldiers. (

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