Iraq bomb kills four and injures 11

A roadside bomb has killed four Iraqis – including three soldiers – and wounded 11 people south of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said today.

The blast took place today near the municipal offices in Rashid district just south of the Iraqi capital, as soldiers were responding to an earlier explosion in the same area.

Police and hospital officials say the three soldiers and a bystander died because of their wounds in a Baghdad hospital.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to speak to the media.

Violence has dramatically dropped in Iraq since 2008, but insurgent attacks are still a daily occurrence at a time when US forces are withdrawing.

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