Eight killed in Iraq bomb blasts
Eight people have been killed and 45 others injured in a series of blasts in central Iraq, officials said today.
Local politicain Mohammed al-Moussawi said two cars exploded at a vegetable market in the Shiite city of Karbala early this morning, killing five people and wounding 30.
Karbala is 55 miles (90km) south of the capital, Baghdad, and is preparing for the arrival this weekend of thousands of Shiite pilgrims.
Hours later, two bombs exploded in the Sunni city of Taji, killing three people and injuring 15. A policeman was among the dead, said security and health officials.
Taji is home to a military base and is 12 miles (20km) north of Baghdad.
Have shock jocks gone too far after Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut?
Former Google exec says he has 100,000 emails showing how 'immoral' company avoids paying UK tax
British business: We need to stay in the European Union - or risk losing up to £92bn a year
World news in pictures
Briton to face court after confessing to slitting his two children's throats in Lyon flat
- 1 British business: We need to stay in the European Union - or risk losing up to £92bn a year
- 2 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 3 Sam Wallace: The second coming of Mourinho will be a reunion that can only end in tears
- 4 Civil partnerships amendment 'could wreck' gay marriage Bill, Government sources warn
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.
£23000 - £27000 per annum + Uncapped bonus + leading benefits: Randstad Educat...
£90 - £130 per day: Randstad Education Southampton: Randstad Education are loo...
£90 - £130 per day: Randstad Education Southampton: Randstad Education Southam...
£65 - £100 per annum: Randstad Education London: We are currently looking for ...