Bomb kills six, wounds 12 in Iraq's Basra

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Posted: Mar 18, 2011 4:25 PM
Bomb kills six, wounds 12 in Iraq's Basra

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. military convoy exploded near a civilian bus in the southern oil hub of Basra on Sunday, killing six people and wounding a dozen others, a provincial official said.

The attack occurred in a northern district of Basra and many of the victims were women and children, said Ali al-Maliki, the head of the Basra provincial council's security committee.

(Reporting by Aref Mohammed; Writing by Jim Loney)