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Car bomb in southern Iraqi town
Kufa car bombing aftermath
A car bombing in a market in the southern Iraqi city of Kufa has killed at least 31 people. Another 45 people were injured.

The attack came within hours of the hanging former leader Saddam Hussein.

Reports say many of those caught up in the attack were women and children shopping in the fish market ahead of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Kufa, a centre of Shia Muslim pilgrimage, is a small town 170 kilometres (80 miles) south of Baghdad.

Police say the bomb was planted in a minibus.


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