- The Washington Times - Monday, March 23, 2009

BAGHDAD (AP) - Police say at least five people have been killed and 12 wounded in a bombing west of Baghdad. It’s the second blast in less than two weeks to strike the Abu Ghraib area.

The Interior Ministry officer says a roadside bomb exploded near a string of car repair shops near Abu Ghraib. But a local police officer says a car bomb exploded in a garage.

The officials gave the casualty toll on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release the information.

The mainly Sunni area has seen a sharp decline in violence following a Sunni revolt against al-Qaida in Iraq. But attacks continue. A suicide bomber killed 33 people in the area on March 10.

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