Three dead in car bombing, Iraqis flock to mosques

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Three people are dead after a car bombing that targeted a restaurant in a mostly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad.

Eight other people are reported hurt.

The attack came as Iraq's Sunnis marked the start of the holiday ending the fasting month of Ramadan. They've been filling mosques in greater numbers today than in previous years, because of the drop in violence.

For Iraqi Shiites, the holiday begins tomorrow.

Two police officers say the bomb went off this afternoon as customers ate at a restaurant in a commercial neighborhood in eastern Baghdad.

Earlier, many Sunni worshippers voiced optimism as they went to mosques at dawn.

But one man who heard the afternoon explosion says he's "not optimistic at all" about Iraq's future. He says officials are "liars" who are trying to fool Iraqis with "good words" on the security situation.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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