June 8 - At least three people are killed and 20 wounded after a car bomb explodes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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A car parked outside a medical centre exploded in eastern Baghdad on Saturday killing three civilians and wounding 20 others, a police source said.
The explosion caused heavy damage to houses and shops near blast scene in al-Ameen district in eastern Baghdad.
Al Qaeda's local wing and other Sunni insurgents have been on the offensive in an attempt - spurred in part by the mainly Sunni rebellion in neighbouring Syria - to provoke the kind of Shi'ite-Sunni bloodshed that killed thousands in Iraq in 2006-2007.
Nearly 2,000 people have been killed in attacks in Iraq since April, the highest toll in five years, in surging violence that could tip the country back into all-out inter-communal war.
The violence reflects worsening tensions between Iraq's Shi'ite-led government and the Sunni minority, resentful at their treatment since Saddam Hussein was overthrown by the U.S.-led invasion of 2003.of heavy rain and the rising waters show no signs of subsiding.
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