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3 Car Bombings Kill 20 People in an Iraqi City

Three car bombs exploded in front of Iraqi police stations in the southern city of Basra on Wednesday morning, killing about 20 people and wounding more than 60, according to the police and witnesses. One of the blasts hit a school bus during the morning rush hour, when school buses are circulating and commuters are on their way to work, according to Iraqi witnesses in the streets in the central part of the city. Traffic was heavy around the police stations, situated in the center of the city. Bodies of schoolgirls were burning inside the bus. Iraqis helped pick up bodies of victims as ambulances wailed to the scene. Hospital workers brought burned bodies to the city’s hospital. Witnesses counted between 15 and 20. It was not clear who was behind the blasts. Iraqi police stations have been frequently struck by attackers who see them as allied to American-led occupation forces.Full Story

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