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Fire breaks out after train carrying fuel hit by bomb in Baghdad | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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BAGHDAD,(AP)- A train carrying fuel exploded into flames on Thursday when it was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Baghdad, killing two people, police said.

The attack, which also injured six others, occurred in the southern neighborhood of Dora, an area where insurgents are known to be active, police Lt. Thaer Mahmoud said. The bomb appeared to have targeted a nearby police commando checkpoint, Mahmoud said. One of those killed and four of the injured are security force members, he said.

The rest were civilians, he added.

It wasn”t clear if the train, which was heading south, was also the target.

Thick black smoke could be seen billowing from the area from a distance. Most of the wounded suffered serious burns, Thaer said.

Dora is the home of the largest oil refinery in Baghdad.