Car bomb blast strikes Iraqi city

Police say eight people have been killed and 21 wounded in explosion in Fallujah.

    The blast occurred during Fallujah's morning rush
    hour, as people headed to work [Reuters]

    The blast comes in the wake of Iraq's parliamentary election.

    In Anbar, a Sunni Muslim dominated province, where 58 per cent of the vote has been counted so far, the secular Iraqiya coalition is leading the vote.

    Fallujah was once a hotbed of the Sunni insurgency agaisnt the US-led invasion of Iraq, but security there has improved in recent years.

    Since 2006, Sunni tribesmen and former anti-US fighters have joined forces with the US military against al-Qaeda, greatly reducing the groups' presence in the area.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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