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Bomb kills 3 in northern Iraq

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Another 15 were wounded
  • The bomb detonated as the street was busy

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- At least three people were killed and 15 others wounded Thursday evening when a bomb detonated in northern Iraq, an Interior Ministry official said.

The bomb, the official said, had been placed near a shop that sells birds in Tal Afar and blew up at a time when the street was busy.

Tal Afar is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) west of Mosul and 40 miles (60 kilometers) from the Syrian border.