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Chinese embassy in Iraq damaged in Baghdad explosion

2009-10-25 11:09:00 GMT2009-10-25 19:09:00 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Staff members of the Chinese embassy in Iraq help treating a Chinese cook injured in a car bomb near the building of Baghdad provincial council in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, Oct. 25, 2009. At least 132 people were killed and 512 others injured in two car bomb explosions which rocked central Baghdad on Sunday. (Xinhua/Gao Shan)

Staff members of the Chinese embassy in Iraq check a ceiling after a car bomb explosion in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, Oct. 25, 2009. (Xinhua/Gao Shan)

BAGHDAD, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- At least 62 people were killed and some 180 others injured in twin truck bombings near government buildings in downtown Baghdad on Sunday, an Interior Ministry source said.

"The ministry reports said that 62 were killed and some 180 wounded by the blasts in Baghdad," the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The first explosion took place at about 10:30 a.m. (0730 GMT) when a suicide bomber drove a truck loaded with explosives near the building of the Iraqi Ministry of Justice in Salhiyah district and blew it up, causing severe damages to the building and other surrounding buildings, the source said.

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