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MIDEAST > Officials: 14 killed in twin Iraq car bombs

BAGHDAD - The Associated Press

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Iraqi officials say twin car bombings within five minutes of each other have killed 14 people in an upscale Shiite neighborhood in the nation's capital.

The first bomb in a shopping area in Karradah, across the Tigris River from the Green Zone, killed six people and injured 18 more. It was not immediately clear what the target was.

Five minutes later, the second car blew up outside an Iraq passport office a few kilometers (miles) away. Officials said eight people were killed and 22 wounded.

Police and health officials confirmed the casualties.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

July/31/2012

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