Several killed in Iraq bomb attack

Scores wounded in car bomb blast at livestock market in southern province of Babil.

    The car bomb detonated at a livestock market 
    in the town of Hamza [Reuters]

    The main responsibility for security across the province rests with Iraqi forces, although US troops have a low-key presence there.

    The attack at the livestock market was the most deadly single bombing since 35 Shia pilgrims were killed by a suicide bomber south of Baghdad last month.

    Thursday's bombing comes a day after a string of attacks against Iraqi police officers, soldiers and the leader of a armed group left at least 11 people dead.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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