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Iraqi Civilians Killed; Car Stopped in International Zone Not a Bomb

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2005 – Five Iraqi civilians were killed and 30 were wounded in a suicide-bomber attack in Tal Afar, Iraq, today, military officials reported.

The Iraqis were filing for compensation at a Civil Military Operations Center. The wounded were evacuated to local civilian and military hospitals for treatment.

Elsewhere, Iraqi and coalition forces detained a car at an internal checkpoint in Baghdad's International Zone Sept. 27.

Indications at the time were that the car contained explosives. Precautionary measures were taken to neutralize the potential car-bomb threat, and explosive ordnance experts destroyed the car using a small explosive charge.

Post-blast analysis determined that the car was not a car bomb, military officials in Baghdad said.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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