Four people killed in Basra suicide blast
Monday 13 June 2011
Four people were killed when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle into a police building in southern Iraq.
Police chief Brigadier Faisal al-Ebadi said the bomber crashed through the gate during the morning rush hour and made it a few yards into the police compound before blowing up the car in the city of Basra.
Three policemen and one civilian were killed and 24 people were injured.
A health official confirmed the causality figures.
Basra, 340 miles south-east of Baghdad, is becoming the hub for Iraq's burgeoning oil industry, and suicide bombings like today's are rare.
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