13 killed in car bombs in Shiite provinces in Iraq

13 killed in car bombs in Shiite provinces in Iraq
# 30 September 2014 17:26 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. A total of 13 people were killed and some 29 others wounded on Tuesday in separate car bomb attacks targeted commercial areas at Shiite provinces in central and southern Iraq, police sources said, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Eight people were killed and some ten others wounded when a car bomb detonated in the eastern part of the holy Shiite city of Karbala, some 110 km south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In Babil province, a booby-trapped car went off at a parking lot in the town of Iskandariyah, about 50 km south of Baghdad, leaving three people killed and nine others wounded, along with destroying more than 20 cars.

Another car bomb ripped through the town of Kefil in south of Babil's provincial capital city of Hilla, about 100 km south of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding eight others, a provincial police source anonymously told Xinhua.

A fourth car bomb exploded at a busy parking lot in the oil-hub city of Basra, some 500 km south of Baghdad, leaving two people wounded and destroying several nearby civilian cars, a local police source said.

Iraq is witnessing some of its worst violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, terrorism and violence have killed 5,576 civilians in Iraq in the first half of this year, with 11,666 more wounded.

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