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Car bombs kill 34 in southern Iraq

Baghdad, May 20: A wave of car bombings across Baghdad's Shiite neighbourhoods and in the southern city of Basra killed at least 34 people and wounded dozens on Monday, Iraqi officials said.In the Iraqi capital,

India TV News Desk [ Updated: May 20, 2013 15:59 IST ]
car bombs kill 34 in southern iraq
car bombs kill 34 in southern iraq

Baghdad, May 20: A wave of car bombings across Baghdad's Shiite neighbourhoods and in the southern city of Basra killed at least 34 people and wounded dozens on Monday, Iraqi officials said.




In the Iraqi capital, nine car bombs went off, striking at bus stops, marketplaces and in the streets of Shiite areas during the busy morning hours, killing 24 people and wounding 112, according to police officials.

In the southern city of Basra, two car bombs one near a restaurant and the other at a bus stop killed at least 10 people and wounded 27, according to police officials.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blasts but such large-scale bombings bear the hallmarks of al-Qaida in Iraq.

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