Car Bomb Kills 25 In Southern Iraq, Official Says

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Reuters
A car bomb in a busy market in the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniya killed at least 25 people and wounded 40 others on Tuesday, a provincial council official said.

Firefighters spray water at the scene of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, June 20, 2012. A car bomb exploded on Wednesday in the centre of Iraq's northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk, killing three civilians and wounding nine others, police sources in the city said. They said that the blast targeted a passing convoy of judge Aziz Abdul Qader just metres away from Kirkuk courthouse in the centre of Kirkuk. Judge Aziz and two of his bodyguards were wounded in the blast that damaged the judge vehicle and police vehicle escorting the convoy, police said.

A car bomb in a busy market in the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniya killed at least 25 people and wounded 40 others on Tuesday, a provincial council official said.

Earlier in the day, two roadside bombs targeting Shi'ite pilgrims killed four people and wounded 21 near the central Iraqi city of Kerbala, hospital and police sources said.