April 4, 2006

Car bomb kills at least seven in Baghdad -police

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in eastern Baghdad
on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 22,
police said.

The bomb exploded near a car dealership.

Sectarian violence has been rising in Iraq since the
bombing of a Shi'ite shrine on February 22 touched off
reprisals and pushed Iraq closer than ever to civil war.

On Monday a car bomb killed at least 10 people near a
Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad, Interior Ministry sources said. That
blast in the Shaab district of the capital also wounded at
least 30 people, the sources said.