Explosion in Iraq’s Basra kills 4

Basra: Four people were killed and four others injured on Tuesday in a motorcycle explosion in Iraq’s southern city of Basra, the Iraqi military said.

The blast took place before noon when a booby-trapped motorcycle detonated at the al-Somoud intersection in central Basra, some 550 km south of the capital Baghdad, the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) said in a statement.

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The blast set fire to two nearby civilian cars, leaving four people killed and four others injured, according to the statement quoting an initial report of Basra Health Department.

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The statement said more information about the incident will be released later, while explosives experts and security forces are investigating the site of the blast.

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