Many casualties in Basra car bomb

A car bomb has exploded in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, killing and wounding many people, witnesses said.

    The blast took place in front of a busy restaurant

    Emergency crews were removing body parts from the area in front of a busy restaurant in the city's Algiers Street area, which had been packed with families enjoying an evening out as the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close.

    Police said there were dozens of casualties.

    A spokesman for British armed forces that police the mainly Shia Muslim city said there had been a car bomb blast but had no details.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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