Seven Dead In Ramadi Blast

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RAMADI, Iraq, Aug. 3 (UPI) — An explosion outside a police officer’s house in Ramadi, Iraq, Wednesday killed at least seven people and injured at least another 10, authorities said.

Police attributed the blast in a crowded neighborhood in central Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, to a roadside bomb, CNN reported.

Police said the officer and his father were among the wounded, the U.S. network said.

Ramadi, located about 63 miles, west of Baghdad, had been a stronghold of the Sunni Arab insurgency following the U.S. invasion in 2003.

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