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BAGHDAD, Iraq, AP -A bomb exploded outside a Baghdad home Tuesday, killing a woman and two of her sons, ages 9 and 12, police said.

The attack, just after 7 a.m., destroyed the building housing two families. The woman’s 13-year-old son was wounded in the bombing, as were two brothers of the second family, police Lt. Mazin Saied said.

North of the capital, a car bomb parked near the home of a city council member in Samarra exploded as his son was leaving the house about 8 a.m., police said. The son was not harmed, but one of his security guards was killed, and four other guards were wounded in the attack, police Capt. Laith Mohammed said.

In southern Iraq, gunmen killed a policeman and wounded another as the two were driving in the city of Basra, police said.

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