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May 22, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-48


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


EXPLOSION KILLS FIVE IRAQIS, WOUNDS ONE

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Initial reports indicate that five Iraqis were killed and one wounded as a result of a suspected car bomb attack on the home of an Iraqi government official in eastern Baghdad around 8 a.m. May 22.

The official was taken to the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad where his condition remains unknown.

Reports also indicate that the home and a nearby car were damaged by the explosion.




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