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Iraq: 20 killed in spate of car bombings across Iraq

16th Jun 2013

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least twenty people were killed and 23 others wounded in a series of car bomb attacks and shootings in central and southern Iraqi cities on Sunday, police said.

Two car bombs went off in al-Arousah Square in the center of Basra, some 550 km south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing four people and wounding six others, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, two car bombs exploded in two areas in Nasriyah, some 375 south of Baghdad, killing and wounding an unknown number of casualties, a local police source told Xinhua.

In central Iraq, a car bomb hit the city of Aziziyah, some 70 km southeast of Baghdad, wounding six people, a local police source said.

Separately, a car bomb was detonated in the industrial area in the city of Kut, 170 km southwest of Baghdad, wounding six, the source said.

Another car bomb struck the town of Mahmoudiyah, some 30 km south of Baghdad, killing one and wounding five others, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Death toll of the attacks could rise as ambulances, civilian and police vehicles were evacuating victims to hospitals and medical centers in the cities.

Violence and sporadic bomb attacks are still common in Iraqi cities despite dramatic decrease in violence since its peak in 2006 and 2007, when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.

Additional reporting The Muslim News


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