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A booby-trapped car explodes near Iranian Embassy in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, July 17 (KUNA) -- Four Iraqis were killed and five others were wounded Tuesday when a booby-trapped car detonated near the Iranian Embassy in the Iraqi Capital, Baghdad.
A number of policemen and eyewitnesses said a car parked near the embassy exploded killing four Iraqis and wounding five others.
The blast near the Iranian Embassy occurred a few hundred yards north of the U.S.-controlled Green Zone, sending a huge cloud of black smoke over the city, they said.
The attack caused damage to nearby cars but inflicted no damage on the embassy building, KUNA correspondent noted.
Security forces cordoned off the incident area and beefed up security. (end) mhg.shu KUNA 171344 Jul 07NNNN