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Iraqi ministry members hurt in car bombing

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  • A bomb attached to ministry members' vehicle detonated in central Baghdad
  • Also on Sunday, a roadside bomb struck an Iraqi police patrol, injuring five
  • On Saturday, a bomb attached to a car carrying an Iraqi army general exploded
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Four members of Iraq's health ministry were wounded Sunday after a bomb attached to their vehicle detonated in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.

Iraqi soldiers search a motorcycle at a check point in the Shiite enclave of Sadr city, Baghdad, on Sunday.

The bomb went off in the Bab Al- Mouadham commercial area in central Baghdad around 11:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m Sunday ET), the official said.

The U.S. military refers to bombs attached to civilian vehicles without the driver's knowledge as "sticky bombs."

Earlier Sunday, an Iraqi police patrol was struck by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad that wounded five people including two police officers and three bystanders, the official said.

On Saturday, a bomb attached to a car carrying an Iraqi army general exploded, killing the driver and wounding the general and a bystander, an Interior Ministry official said.

The official said Gen. Abdul Karim Jabbar was seriously wounded when the bomb went off between al-Firdous Square and al-Andalus Square.

Also on Saturday, a civilian was killed and five were wounded in afternoon clashes between gunmen and Iraqi National Police in the al-Shaab neighborhood of northeastern Baghdad, the ministry official said.

CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report.

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