Officials: 4 killed in two bomb blasts in Baghdad

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Posted: Aug 03, 2011 3:55 AM
Officials: 4 killed in two bomb blasts in Baghdad

Police and health officials say four Iraqis have been killed in two successive bombings targeting a liquor store in western Baghdad.

A police officer said Wednesday that 13 people were also wounded in the attack, which took place late Tuesday night in the capital's Rissala neighborhood.

He says the first bomb went off near the liquor store, while the second came a few minutes later as police and residents rushed to the scene. Three policemen were among the killed.

The casualties were confirmed by a medical official at the nearby al-Yarmouk hospital.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.