Car bomb kills five guests at Iraqi wedding

BAGHDAD Thu Mar 1, 2007 10:25am EST

Iraqi soldiers inspect the scene of a bomb explosion in which two factory workers were wounded, in the southeast of Baghdad, March 1, 2007. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Iraqi soldiers inspect the scene of a bomb explosion in which two factory workers were wounded, in the southeast of Baghdad, March 1, 2007.

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb targeting a convoy of cars carrying guests at the wedding of an Iraqi policemen killed five people and wounded 10 in the western city of Falluja on Thursday, a police source said.

The source said the victims were guests driving in procession behind the bride and groom, as is traditional at Iraqi weddings.

Falluja is in Iraq's western province of Anbar where U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling a fierce insurgency by al Qaeda and other Sunni Arab militant groups. Police are frequently the target of bombers seeking to discourage recruitment.

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