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3 killed in Iraq bombing

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
June 8, 2013 -- Updated 1002 GMT (1802 HKT)
  • The bombing occurred in southwestern Baghdad
  • At least 20 others are injured

(CNN) -- At least three people were killed and 20 others wounded when a car bomb exploded Saturday in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad, police said.

The bombing occurred near a clinic in al-Bayaa in southwestern Baghdad.

Violence has escalated in the nation in recent months.

Iraqi and international leaders fear that tensions between Sunnis and Shiites could escalate and bring a return of a full-blown sectarian war.