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    At least 28 people have been killed and 36 wounded in a powerful explosion of a car bomb that hit an eastern Shiite district of Baghdad Saturday, the Al-Jazeera television channel said citing police sources.

    MOSCOW, March 10 (RIA Novosti) - At least 28 people have been killed and 36 wounded in a powerful explosion of a car bomb that hit an eastern Shiite district of Baghdad Saturday, the Al-Jazeera television channel said citing police sources.

    The source said the victims of the blast in Sadr-City included three Iraqi servicemen.

    Baghdad is hosting an international conference on Iraq convened by the Iraqi Shiite-led government in the Green Zone in central Baghdad.

    Two mortars exploded in the area near the venue of the conference, the Foreign Ministry building, earlier Saturday, Al-Arabia television said quoting police. No victims have been reported. Russian officials are attending the conference.

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