At least nine dead in Iraq blast

Published October 6th, 2009 - 04:55 GMT

A car bomb exploded in an open-air market west of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least nine people, an Iraqi police official said. According to the AP, Tuesday's explosion came at sundown, when a parked car rigged with explosives exploded in a popular open-air market in Fallujah, about 65 kilometers west of Baghdad, the official said. At least 30 people were hurt.

 

The casualties were confirmed by a hospital official. The blast also destroyed nearly a dozen cars and damaged at least nine stalls selling vegetables and fruits, the official added.

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