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Suicide attacks kill 3, wound 20 in Iraqi capital

By the CNN Wire Staff
An injured man sits on a hospital bed after two suicide car bombs exploded at an entrance to Baghdad's Green Zone on Monday.
An injured man sits on a hospital bed after two suicide car bombs exploded at an entrance to Baghdad's Green Zone on Monday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Suicide car bombs are part of an attack on a security checkpoint
  • The casualties include Iraqi security forces and civilians
RELATED TOPICS
  • Baghdad
  • Iraq War
  • United States

(CNN) -- A pair of suicide car bombs exploded near a security checkpoint in central Baghdad Monday morning, killing at least three people and wounding 20 others, Iraq's interior ministry said.

The casualties included Iraqi security forces and civilians, according to the ministry.

The attack took place at the western entrance to the Green Zone -- a heavily fortified area which houses Iraqi government offices and many foreign embassies, including the U.S. and British embassies.