Bus blast kills 12 in Baghdad

September 28th, 2008 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, Sep 28 (Xinhua) Twelve people were killed and 35 wounded Sunday in a massive bus bomb explosion at a busy market in southwestern part of the Iraqi capital, officials said. A minibus packed with explosives went off in a busy market just before dusk, interior ministry officials said, requesting anonymity.

All the victims were civilians. Several shops were also destroyed in the blast, officials said.

Local residents were preparing for the meal to break their daily fast as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when the blast took place.

No further details were immediately available.

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