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15 Killed in Baghdad Explosions

February 28, 2006

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) _ Four explosions, including two car bombs and a suicide bomber, rocked the capital Tuesday morning, killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens, police said.

A car bomb detonated near a small market and Shiite mosque in the southeastern Karada neighborhood, killing four people and injuring 16, said Interior Ministry official Maj. Falah al-Mohammedawi.

Another car bomb targeting a police patrol in the eastern New Baghdad neighborhood killed eight people and injured 10 _ all civilians, said police Col. Ahmed Aboud.

A man wearing an explosives belt blew himself up at a gas station in the same neighborhood, killing three people and wounding four, said police Capt. Haidir Ibrahim.

The fourth blast took place near the downtown national theater, Mohammedawi said. Initial police reports indicated it was a mortar blast, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

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