Scores killed and injured in Karbala blasts
Twin car bombs killed 25 people in the Shi'ite city of Karbala in southern Iraq on Monday. The suicide bombing attacks in Karbala reported at around 7pm and left at least 68 injured, a provincial health official was quoted as saying by AFP.
Eyewitnesses said one of the vehicles went off at a security checkpoint on the southern outskirts of the city, while the second detonated a short time later just metres away. "Most of the killed and wounded are policemen and civilians," said the spokesman for Karbala's health directorate.