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Two killed in car bombing in western Iraq

Arab World Materials 28 February 2010 14:20
Two people were killed and three others injured in a car bomb explosion near a convoy of vehicles carrying out election campaign in a town in western Iraqi province of Anbar on Sunday, a provincial police source said.
Two killed in car bombing in western Iraq

Two people were killed and three others injured in a car bomb explosion near a convoy of vehicles carrying out election campaign in a town in western Iraqi province of Anbar on Sunday, a provincial police source said.
  
The blast targeted the elections campaign of Ashur al-Karbouli, a Sunni candidate for the al-Iraqia List, in the town of Khadiyah, some 80 km west of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity, Xinhua reported.
  
Karbouli, who is also a member of Anbar provincial council, was not at the convoy when the attack occurred, the source said.
  
The Iraqia List is a mixed Sunni and Shiite secular bloc, headed by the former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.

The bloc is scheduled to run in the country's crucial parliamentary election slated for March 7.
  
Anbar province has increasingly seen deadly attacks in recent months, although it has been relatively calm in the past few years after Sunni tribes and anti-U.S. insurgent groups turned to cooperate with the U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces against al-Qaida in Iraq network.

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