Bomb kills 21 at local Iraqi governor's house: official

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Posted: Jun 22, 2011 12:31 PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 21 people were killed on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded outside a local governor's house in central Iraq's Diwaniya city, the latest attack on a provincial government building, local officials said.

"A car bomb targeted one of the entrances to the governor's house and the initial death toll is 21 killed at a guard's checkpoint," Fadhel Mawat, a spokesman for the provincial council said.

A source at a hospital in Diwaniya, 150 km (95 miles) south of Baghdad, said at least 20 people had been killed and more than 30 wounded in the attack.

(Reporting by Aseel Kami and Suadad al-Salhy; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Elizabeth Fullerton)