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Iraq's miracle baby: Child delivered after bomb hits mother in labor

Bombing strikes an ambulance carrying a pregnant woman to the hospital in Iraq.

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A Syrian-Kurdish refugee woman hamgs out her laundry on a clothesline outside a tent provided by the UNHCR at the Quru Gusik refugee camp in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

Even a bomb couldn't stop a little Iraqi boy from being born on Monday, one life saved even as the nation loses dozens to extremist attacks on a near-daily basis.

The blast hit an ambulance carrying a woman in labor in Iraq's volatile northern Nineveh area, injuring her and killing two others, according to Agence-France Press.

The attack took place near the city of Mosul — presumably close to a medical establishment, because AFP was told the woman's child was delivered by Caesarian section and was in fine health. 

The blast killed a doctor and one of the woman's relatives, and wounded the ambulance driver, said AFP. The report could not be immediately independently confirmed.

Also Monday, Iraqi officials told the Associated Press a bombing at a Sunni funeral in Baghdad left at least 14 people dead.

Iraq is experiencing a dramatic rise in violence, with 4,000 people reported killed since April.

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