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Iraqi man mistakenly kills himself, brother, injures another in explosion

BAGHDAD, Jan 7 (KUNA) -- A man killed himself, his brother and injured another person, after an improvised explosive device he was handling, while in his car went off, west of the Iraqi city of Al-Nasiriya, 360 km south of the capital.
The car, which was claimed to have belonged to an ex-militant, exploded outside his home, killing himself, his brother and wounding a third person, in addition to damaging his own property, according to an Iraqi security source.
The vehicle was being used to transport improvised explosive devices, the source added.
Investigations reveal that the cause of the explosion was not deliberate, but accidentally spawned by one of the deceased, and that the car was not strapped with, but was carrying the explosives, Director of Police Maj. Gen. Sabah Al-Fatlawi told reporters at the scene. (end) mhg.sd KUNA 080015 Jan 11NNNN