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11 people killed, 8 injured in blast in Tikrit

BAGHDAD, May 10 (KUNA) -- Eleven people were killed and eight injured in a powerful explosion that rocked the center of city of Tikrit on Tuesday, police said.
A booby-trapped car, parking in Al-Arba'een Street in central Tikrit, exploded when police patrol was passing in the street, killing 11 people and injuring eight others, a police source told KUNA.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Al-Qaeda group had vowed to carry out attacks in Iraq following the killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces in Pakistan. (end) ahh.bs KUNA 102243 May 11NNNN