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10 killed in Iraq bombings

world Updated: Nov 25, 2011 08:33 IST
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At least 10 people were killed and 45 others injured in three back-to-back bombings in the Iraqi port city of Basra, police said.

A roadside bomb exploded at the crowded al-Haramiya market, and while local people and police rushed to the scene to help the injured, another roadside bomb and a motorcycle bomb exploded, causing more casualties, a police officer told Xinhua.

A number of nearby vehicles and buildings were damaged in the explosions.

Many of the casualties were police and army troopers who were at the scene of the first blast, he said.