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Iraqi police say Baghdad car bomb kills four

A car-bomb attack on a main thoroughfare in central Baghdad killed four people, including two police officers.

BAGHDAD // A car-bomb attack on a main thoroughfare in central Baghdad killed four people today, including two police officers who had been patrolling the area, Iraqi police said. The bomb went off at around 9.30am local time on Saadun street, one of the main streets running through the capital, which has seen a string of attacks in recent days, most of them targeting Iraqi security forces. Overall security in Baghdad has improved dramatically over the past year as US and Iraqi forces allied with local Sunni militias have flooded into formerly ungovernable districts. But militants continue to carry out near-daily attacks.

*AFP