Iraq: Car bombs in Basra kill at least 10 people

AP News
Posted: May 20, 2013 3:05 AM

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi officials say two car bombings in the southern city of Basra have killed at least 10 people and wounded 27.

A police officer says the two parked car bombs went off early on Monday morning near a restaurant and a bus station. A doctor in a nearby hospital confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

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