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Iraq Basra bomb blasts kill at least nine-sources

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:51 GMT
Author: Reuters
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BASRA, Iraq, Nov 24 (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed and 40 wounded when three bombs exploded on Thursday in a market in Iraq's southern oil city of Basra, police and hospital sources said.

Many of the casualties were police and soldiers who responded to the scene of the first blast, officials said.

Hospital sources put the toll at nine dead and 40 wounded, while a police source said 11 people were killed and 42 wounded. (Reporting by Aref Mohammed; Writing by Jim Loney; Editing by Sophie Hares)

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