Car bomb explodes outside French consulate in Iraq's Nassiriya: police

BAGHDAD Sun Sep 9, 2012 2:55am EDT

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside the French consulate building in the Iraqi city of Nassiriya on Sunday, wounding at least two people, part of a wave of nine attacks across the country, police said.

Nassiriya city, 300 km, 185 miles south of Baghdad, is a relatively stable part of the country, but it was hit by a suicide bombing against Shi'ite pilgrims at the start of this year.

(Reporting by Baghdad newsroom; writing by Patrick Markey)

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