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updated 1/6/2007 6:17:02 AM ET 2007-01-06T11:17:02

A parked car bomb targeted the convoy of a high-ranking Iraqi police officer in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing one pedestrian and wounding six others, police said.

The head of emergency police in the Iraqi capital, Maj. Gen. Ali al-Yassiri, survived the attack on his convoy in a commercial area of the Karradah neighborhood, a police official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

One civilian died and six others were hurt, including three of al-Yassiri’s bodyguards, the official said.

Hours earlier, a roadside bomb exploded in eastern Baghdad, injuring one civilian, police said.

U.S. raid
Meanwhile, U.S. troops killed four people and captured a fifth in raids targeting suspected bomb makers in Baghdad, the military said.

The four were killed after they fled from American forces and took refuge in a building where they refused to surrender, the military said in a statement. U.S. troops found a fifth armed man hiding in a ditch and detained him, it said.

Also Saturday, police said a former Baath party member was killed by gunmen south of Hillah, about 60 miles south of Baghdad.

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