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AMMAN, Jordan, AP -A bomb exploded Monday at a shop selling Iraqi scrap metal in Jordan, killing two people and wounding four, the official Jordanian news agency reported.

The blast occurred when a prospective buyer was looking at merchandise in the shop in Khalidiyah, about 40 miles north of the capital, Amman. The buyer and shop owner died instantly, the Petra news agency reported.

The shop sells iron rods and other scrap imported from Iraq.

Jordan prohibited the importation of Iraqi scrap metal early last year following reports that Jordanian scrap yards contained parts of Iraqi missiles that could have been contaminated with radioactive material.

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