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Roadside bomb in Baghdad kills 4, wounds 6

BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials say a roadside bomb has hit a senior politician's convoy, killing four people and wounding six others, including the politician.

Police and hospital officials say the blast struck the car of Abdul Karim al-Mohammadawi, a prominent member of the Sunni-backed Iraqiya alliance, while he was traveling through southeast Baghdad on Thursday.

The officials say three civilians and a bodyguard were killed in the attack. Al-Mohammadawi, three bodyguards and two bystanders were wounded.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Iraqiya is led by Ayad Allawi, a Sunni-backed Shiite. He has been locked in a power struggle with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki since an inconclusive election in March.

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