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Iraq officials: Suicide car bombing kills 3

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SINAN SALAHEDDIN | November 18, 2012 05:35 AM EST | AP


BAGHDAD — Officials say a car bomb explosion in central Iraq has killed three people and wounded 16 others.

A police officer says a suicide car bomber drove his explosive-laden car Sunday morning into a police check point in the town of Khalis, killing two civilians and one policeman. He added that 16 other people were wounded.

A medical official in a nearby hospital confirmed the causality figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

Khalis, a former stronghold of Sunni insurgency, is located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Baghdad.