A roadside bomb in central Baghdad kills four Iraqis, damages shops

A roadside bomb exploded in central Baghdad on Friday and police said four Iraqi civilians were killed and three wounded.

The bomb exploded shortly after 10 a.m. in Aqaba bin Nafie Square, a commerical area inside the downtown Karradah district, said police Maj. Qussai Ibrahim.

Ibrahim claimed the targed of the attack was a passing U.S. military convoy, but American officials had no immediate details on the report.

The blast killed four Iraqis, wounded three and badly damaged several shops, according to both Ibrahim and police Lt. Bilal Ali Hamid, the AP reported.

A.M.