22 killed in nine car bombings in Iraq

Baghdad, May 20 (IANS) At least 22 people were killed and more than 130 others injured in a string of nine car bombings Monday in the Iraqi capital and in the southern oil hub of Basra, police said.

Two car bombs went off almost simultaneously in Basra, 550 km south of Baghdad, killing at least 11 people and wounding 35 others, police told Xinhua.

In Baghdad, seven car bombs ripped through different parts of the capital city, leaving at least 11 people dead and 102 wounded, an interior ministry official said.

No group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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