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Suicide bomber kills 5 in Iraq Basra port -police

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 13 Jun 2011 05:48 GMT
Author: Reuters
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BASRA, Iraq, June 13 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up outside a police brigade unit in Iraq's southern oil port city of Basra on Monday, killing five people and wounding 15, police and officials said.

They said the bomber attempted to drive an explosives-filled car into the police compound but when guards tried to stop him the driver detonated the vehicle.

(Reporting by Aref Mohammed; Writing by Pascal Fletcher; Editing by Michael Roddy)

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