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Car bomb kills at least 21 people in Iraq

A powerful car bomb explosion in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala killed at least 21 people and injured 52.

india Updated: May 07, 2006 13:55 IST

A powerful car bomb explosion in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala on early Sunday killed at least 21 people and injured 52, said a police official.

The suicide attack occurred near a bus station.

"A suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden vehicle into a crowd of civilian vehicles near the station parking lot where buses line up to pick up passengers," the official said.

He said the bus station was close to several government buildings and the road where the blast took place was often used by the multinational troops in the province, some 110 km south of Baghdad.

Karbala is home to two of the holiest Shia shrines and has seen sectarian and insurgent violence in the past.