The central part of Iraq’s southern city of Basra was shaken by a car bomb on Tuesday. At least four people died in this car bombing. 20 others are said to be injured.
Bomb blast in southern Iraqi city
The central part of Iraq’s southern city of Basra was shaken by a car bomb on Tuesday. At least four people died in this car bombing. 20 others are said to be injured. This information has been given by quoting police and hospital sources. According to local reports, the car exploded in front of a restaurant located near the hospital. It is not clear how the explosion happened, although a plume of black smoke enveloped the sky after the blast. At the same time, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
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So far 12 people have been confirmed dead in this car bombing. While 25 others were injured. Local news initially said | It was a car bomb, but Basra’s governor, Asad al-Idani, told the media at the scene that a motorcycle exploded. However, it is not yet clear whether the bomb was planted on the motorcycle. It was a suicide attack. The governor said that according to preliminary figures, two people were killed. And two others have been injured. Two cars caught fire due to the explosion, he said.
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explosion near republic hospital
The blast took place near Republic Hospital in the central part of Basra. Local media shared the video of the explosion on social media. In this, the smoke rising from the spot can be clearly seen. However, the governor of Basra has called it a motorcycle bomb blast. Which is contradictory to the information being given by quoting local media reports.