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Photo courtesy of AP via BuffaloNews Al Jazeera: At least 60 people have been killed and 170 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack near a Shia shrin

karbala.jpg Photo courtesy of AP via BuffaloNews

Al Jazeera:

At least 60 people have been killed and 170 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack near a Shia shrine in the central Iraqi city of Karbala.

Saturday's blast occurred at a checkpoint not far from the shrine which is located in a busy area close to shops and restaurants in Karbala, which is 100km southwest of Baghdad, Iraq's capital.

"Many of the wounded are women and children," said Salim Kadhim, a spokesman for the Karbala health department.

Iraqi television images showed a man running down a smoke-filled street holding a dead baby above his head.

Smoke was rising from the child's body.

[..]Elsewhere in Iraq, at least another 19 people were killed on Saturday in the ongoing carnage.

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