At least 33 people have been killed, and more than 50 others wounded, following two bomb blasts, in southern Iraq.
Two bomb blasts in the southern Iraqi city of Samawa have killed at least 33 people and wounded more than 50, security and medical officials said.
“The hospitals have received 33 dead,” a senior official in the Muthanna health department, which covers Samawa, told AFP. An officer in Muthanna Operations Command confirmed the toll.
They said at least 50 people were also wounded in the blasts in Samawa, 230 kilometres (145 miles) south of Baghdad.
“Two car bombs went off in town. The first one was at around midday near a bus station in the city centre,” a senior police officer in Muthanna province said.
“The other exploded about five minutes later, 400 metres from the spot of the first explosion,” he said.