Militants on Sunday unleashed dual car bomb attacks in southern Iraq, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens, officials said, at a time when the country’s government is struggling with mounting public unrest in the capital over delays in promised reform plans.
A police officer said two parked explosives-laden cars were detonated within minutes of each other around midday in the city of Samawah. The first one near government offices, while the second exploded minutes later at an open-air bus station. At least 42 other people were wounded in both explosions and the police official said the death toll was expected to rise.
A medical official confirmed the causality figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.
The Shiite-dominated city is located some 230 miles south of the capital, Baghdad.
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