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At least 37 people have been killed and about 70 wounded in a car bombing at a bus station in the shae = (shiites) holy city of Karbala in Iraq.

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  Car bomb blast near Iraq shrine

At least 37 people have been killed and about 70 wounded in a car bombing at a bus station in the shae = (shiites) holy city of Karbala in Iraq.

The attack on Saturday occurred about 200 metres from the Imam Hussein shrine, where the grandson of Islam's prophet Muhammad is said to be buried.

"The explosion was a huge one. It took place in a crowded area," said Khalid al-Daami, head of the Karbala's city security committee.

Among the dead were several women and children, he said.

Rescue workers could be seen evacuating casualties, including the body of a child carried away on a stretcher, in footage aired on state television.

Second bridge attack

Police fired into the air to disperse crowds of people and clear the way for more than a dozen ambulances after the bomb exploded.

Meanwhile, in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, a suicide car bomb exploded on a major bridge on Saturday, killing at least 10 people, police said.

At least 15 people were wounded in the attack, which occurred on the Jadriyah bridge over the Tigris river.

The extent of damage to the bridge was not immediately clear.

The bombing was the second attack on a major bridge in Baghdad this week.

Eleven people were killed when a suicide lorry bomb collapsed the al-Sarafiyah bridge in northern Baghdad on Thursday.






Deadly blast damages Baghdad bridge

A suicide bomber has detonated a truck bomb on a bridge in Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and injuring 26 others, according to hospital officials.

Thursday's blast partially destroyed the bridge, plunging several cars into the Tigris river below, police in the Iraqi capital said.

The attack happened during the morning rush hour on al-Sarafiya Bridge which connects the al-Atafiyah neighbourhood, on the western bank of the Tigris, to the neighbourhood of Waziriya on the eastern bank.

The explosion blew a hole in the steel structure of the bridge spanning the Tigris river in northern Baghdad, police and witnesses told agencies.

Police were seen trying to rescue as many as 20 people whose cars plummeted into the river.

Historic structure

Al-Sarafiya Bridge is one of the oldest and highest in the Iraqi capital.

"We were astonished more when we saw the extent of damage," said Ahmed Abdul-Karim, 45, who also lives near the bridge.

"I was standing in my garden and I saw the smoke and flying debris."


Al-Sarafiyah bridge was built by the British during the 1950s to connect the two sides of Baghdad separated by the Tigris river.

"It is one of Baghdad's monuments. This is really damaging for Iraq. We are losing a lot of our history every day," Abdul-Karim said.

Bus bombed in Kirkuk

In Kirkuk, a mainly Kurdish city in the north of Iraq, a roadside bomb exploded beside a bus, killing six and wounding several others.

Reports said that the bus was taking people to work. Some witnesses said that the workers were travelling either to a local power plant or to oil facilities.

Up to 21 people were said to have been wounded in the attack, the latest indication of rising violence in the oil-rich city which Iraqi Kurds wish to see incorporated into the Kurdistan autonomous region in the north of the country.

Also Thursday, the US military said its troops killed two suspected fighters and captured 17 in raids across Iraq.