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Car bomb in central Iraq kills 23, security official says

Reuters

A market in the central Iraqi city of Khales was the site of a car bomb that killed at least 23 people and wounded 55 others on Friday, according to Diyala province's security command.

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The attack, the deadliest to hit Iraq in a week, came as political wrangling over the outcome of Iraq's March 7 elections continued with no end in sight.

Khales, a city 65 kilometres northeast of Baghdad, was last struck with a major attack on March 26, when twin bombings at a cafe and restaurant killed 42 people and wounded 65 others.

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