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Bomb kills six, wounds 12

A roadside bomb targeting a US military convoy exploded near a civilian bus in the southern oil hub of Basra on Sunday, killing six people and wounding a dozen others, a provincial official said.

world Updated: Mar 06, 2011 15:10 IST

A roadside bomb targeting a US military convoy exploded near a civilian bus in the southern oil hub of Basra on Sunday, killing six people and wounding a dozen others, a provincial official said.

The attack occurred in a northern district of Basra and many of the victims were women and children, said Ali al-Maliki, the head of the Basra provincial council's security committee.