Car bomb kills 2 near Iranian embassy in Iraq

/ Source: The Associated Press

A car bomb has exploded near the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad, and a police official says at least two civilians were killed and five other people wounded.

The official says the blast occurred during the morning rush hour in a parking lot across the street from the Embassy. He says the wounded include three Embassy guards.

The bombing underscores military warnings that insurgents remain a dangerous threat despite recent security gains that have pushed the number of Iraqi civilian casualties to their lowest levels in more than four years.