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Police defuse bomb at blast scene

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  • Police defuse a parked car bomb just outside northern Iraqi city of Samarra
  • Close to where a bomb exploded Saturday, killing five
  • Advisor to Iraq's finance minister shot as driving through western Baghdad
  • Shiite headmistress of an elementary school killed in southwest Baghdad
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From CNN's Jomana Karadsheh
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Police defused a parked car bomb just outside the northern Iraqi city of Samarra Sunday morning, near where a car bomb exploded the previous day, killing five Iraqis and wounding 15 others, Samarra police said.

Separately, an advisor to Iraq's finance minister was shot dead as he was driving through western Baghdad's predominantly Sunni al-Jamia neighborhood Sunday morning, an Interior Ministry official said. He was identified as Qutaiba Badr-eldin.

A Shiite headmistress of an elementary school in Saydiya in southwestern Baghdad was killed by gunmen Sunday afternoon, the official said.

Also on Sunday, an explosive device detonated underneath a car near the Green Zone in central Baghdad, wounding one civilian, the official said.

At least three policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb detonated Sunday afternoon near their convoy in Harthiya in western Baghdad, the official said. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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