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Seven killed in Iraq restaurant blast

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 00:37

June 17 - Seven people in the town of Taji north of Baghdad are killed when a bomb explodes at restaurant, one of three blasts on Monday which killed at least twelve people ahead of provincial elections. Mana Rabiee reports.

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A bloody end to a simple morning meal. Seven people in the town of Taji north of Baghdad were killed on Monday, when a bomb exploded at this modest restaurant during the start of their work day. A shop owner nearby described the scene. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) HASHIM, SHOP OWNER IN THE AREA, SAYING: "People and mechanics and laborers were having breakfast when suddenly, a bomb went off, killing a number of them. They are poor people who earn their living as day laborers." The blast was one of three bomb attacks that killed a total of 12 in Iraq on Monday, ahead of provincial elections scheduled for June 20.

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Seven killed in Iraq restaurant blast

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 00:37