Iraq Car Bomb Kills Seven, Injures Dozens

At least seven people have died and dozens more received injuries in a car bombing in southern Iraqi province of Basra on Tuesday, security officials said.

The car reportedly exploded near the city hospital, reported al-Sumaria TV channel.

However, Iraq’s Security Media Cell said four people were killed in the blast.

“Forensic experts and specialised technical teams are still present at the scene of the accident to determine its nature and give more details about the nature of the accident,” said Saad Maan, the head of the Security Media Cell, in a statement.

Some media outlets citing local media reported that 12 people were killed and 25 others were injured in the blast.

The Governor of Basra, Asaad Al Idani also confirmed the blast, saying it was a motorcycle bombing.

Without giving further details, he said the blast carries fingerprints of ISIS.

Turkey condemned the attack, and extended its condolences for those who lost their lives.

“Turkey will continue to stand by the Iraqi people and government in its fight against terrorism,” the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Last time it was in July when ISIS claimed responsibility for a bombing, in which 35 people were killed.

The bombing that took place in Baghdad, the capital city, also wounded 60 others, including women and children.


© Fourth Estate® — All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.