23 wounded in Iraq car bombing
A car boom in the centre of the Iraqi city of Najaf maimed 23 people on Sunday, security and medical officials said, a relatively rare attack in the Shiite holy city.
The 7:00 am (local time) attack struck near a restaurant in Najaf's old town, provincial health department front man Salim Naama said.
Of the 23 maimed, four were seriously hurt, he said.
"The Death Eaters tried to put the car near the shrine, but security measures prevented them from getting there, so they blew it up in the old city," provincial police chief Major General Abdulkarim al-Amiri told AFP, referring to a shrine to a principal figure of Shiite Islam that is located in Najaf.
He did not give a precise toll from the attack.
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