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Bombing in Iraq kills driver, wounds general

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  • Bomb attached to vehicle explodes in Baghdad, killing one and injuring two
  • Civilian killed in clash between gunmen and Iraqi National Police in Baghdad
  • Child killed by roadside bomb at Iraqi army checkpoint
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A bomb attached to a car carrying an Iraqi army general exploded Saturday afternoon, killing the driver and wounding the general and a bystander, an Interior Ministry official said.

U.S. soldiers patrol the streets of Baghdad's central district on Saturday.

U.S. soldiers patrol the streets of Baghdad's central district on Saturday.

The official said Gen. Abdul Karim Jabbar was seriously wounded when the bomb went off between al-Firdous Square and al-Andalus Square.

The U.S. military refers to bombs attached to civilian vehicles without the driver's knowledge as "sticky bombs."

Separately, a civilian was killed and five were wounded in afternoon clashes between gunmen and Iraqi National Police in the al-Shaab neighborhood of northeastern Baghdad, the ministry official said.

In the same neighborhood, a roadside bomb exploded at an Iraqi army checkpoint Baghdad, killing a child, the Interior Ministry official said.

The blast also wounded four Iraqi soldiers.

Also Saturday, two Iraqi soldiers were killed and another was wounded when a roadside bomb struck an Iraqi army patrol on Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad.

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