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Two suicide car bombs explode on highway near oilfields in southern Iraq

19 May, 2017 6:23 PM
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Two suicide car bombers blew themselves up at checkpoints on a highway near oilfields in the southern Iraqi province of Basra on Friday, killing several people.

Iraq: Two suicide car bombers blew themselves up at checkpoints on a highway near oilfields in the southern Iraqi province of Basra on Friday, killing several people, police sources and an interior ministry spokesman said.

Iraq`s South Oil Company said there was no disruption to operations but oil police were put on maximum alert in response to the attack, officials said.

The victims included two soldiers, a traffic policeman and an unknown number of civilians travelling in a bus.

The first blast took place at the Rumeila checkpoint and the second around one km away at another checkpoint called al-Sadra, an interior ministry spokesman said.

Source: zeenews.india.com

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