25 Killed in Three Iraq Car Bomb Blasts in Basra, Baghdad

25 Killed in Three Iraq Car Bomb Blasts in Basra, Baghdad
Tue Oct 6, 2015 12:13:02

At least 25 people have been killed in 3 car bomb blasts in Iraq, one in Basra and two in Baghdad, security officials said.

A car bomb blast near the southern Iraqi city of Basra and two others north of the capital Baghdad killed at least 25 people on Monday, security officials said.

At least 10 people were killed in a rare car bomb explosion in Zubayr, just southwest of Basra, while five and 10 died in attacks in Hosseiniyah and Khalis respectively.

"At least 10 people were killed. We also have 24 wounded," said Jabbar al-Saadi of the Basra provincial council's security committee.

He said the explosion, which occurred around 5:30 pm (1430 GMT), rocked a market area known as Souk al-Halaqin in Zubayr, just 10 kilometres (six miles) southwest of Basra.

Bombings are rare in Iraq's south, which is predominantly Shiite and hard to penetrate for terrorists groups responsible for most such attacks in Baghdad and other parts of the country.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Zubayr bombing, however.
The Basra region has been spared the violence unleashed on other parts of Iraq by the ISIL terrorist group since last year.

Two other car bombs went off in areas north of Baghdad that have been routinely targeted by the ISIL terrorist group; AFP reported.

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