September 18, 2009 / 4:11 PM / 10 years ago

Iraq rush hour market bomb kills 7

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb planted in a busy market in the Iraqi town of Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad, killed at least seven people and wounded 21 on Friday, police said.

The explosion shattered a relatively calm holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which ends this weekend and has been a favourite militant target in past years. It struck just as town residents were shopping for food to brake their fast.

Reporting by Tim Cocks

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