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Iraq bomb blast kills five

By Xinhua,

Baghdad : At least five people were killed and eight wounded Saturday in a bomb explosion in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk, the police said.

The blast occurred in a car market. It was not immediately known whether the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, an official said.

Kirkuk city, some 250 km north of Baghdad, is an important industrial hub.

No further details were immediately available.