Car bomb kills at least 8 in Iraq's Mosul: hospital

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Posted: Jan 16, 2012 2:28 AM
Car bomb kills at least 8 in Iraq's Mosul: hospital

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded inside a residential complex housing displaced Shi'ite Muslims in the Iraqi city of Mosul Monday, killing at least eight people and wounding another four, hospital and police sources said.

Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, was once an al Qaeda stronghold, and witnessed some of the fiercest fighting during the war that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

(Reporting by Jamal al-Badrani; Writing by Suadad al-Salhy; editing by Patrick Markey and Mark Heinrich)