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Car bomb at Iraq funeral kills 80 & triggers clashes

Wounding scores of others

نشر في:

A car bomb exploded at a funeral in a Shiite part of the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 80 people and wounding scores of others, Al Arabiya TV said.

The blast triggered clashes between angry residents and police, health and security sources said.

An official at a hospital gave the same death toll after the explosion in the Shula district, a former stronghold of anti-U.S. cleric Moqtada al-Sadr but now thought to be controlled by a violent splinter group called Asaib al-Haq.

The blast was the latest in a series of bombings in Iraq that have killed more than 100 people in the past two weeks.