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Iraq officials: car bombs in Baghdad and Basra kill 18, wound 45


BAGHDAD — A senior security official in the southern Iraqi city of Basra says a car bomb tore through a commercial street in a suburb near the city killing 10 people.

Jabar al-Saadi, head of security for Basra province, says the bombing happened in the town of al-Zubair Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of Basra. At least 25 people were wounded in the attack.

In the capital, Baghdad, police say at least eight people were killed and 20 wounded when a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in the northeastern neighborhood of Husseiniya.

Hospital officials corroborated the death tolls. They spoke anonymously as they are not authorized to brief the media.

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