Car bomb blast kills nine in Iraq's Shi'ite south




 
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Car bomb blast kills nine in Iraq's Shi'ite south
 
March 17th, 2013  
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Car bomb blast kills nine in Iraq's Shi'ite south
GARMAT ALI, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded at a bus terminal in Iraq's predominantly Shi'ite Muslim south on Sunday, killing at least nine people, police said, as the country's delicate sectarian balance comes under growing strain. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but Sunni Muslim insurgents have stepped up their efforts to undermine Iraq's Shi'ite-led government and foment inter-communal conflict this year. The bomb exploded in the town of Garmat Ali, around 20 km (12 miles) north of the usually stable oil hub of Basra. "I was thrown back by the explosion. ...

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