Car bomb kills four near Baghdad hospital

BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded near one of Baghdad's major hospitals on Thursday, killing four people and wounding 10, security officials said.

"Four people have been killed and 10 others wounded," an interior ministry official said.

The explosion took place in front of the morgue of Baghdad's Al-Yarmukh hospital, one of the main medical facilities in the capital, at around 9:00 pm (1800 GMT), an official at the defence ministry said.

Several shops near the hospital were also destroyed by the explosion.

Insurgents have said they will continue bombing Baghdad even though the violence has generally dropped over the past few months.

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07/03/2008 19:09 GMT

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