Triple car bombs in Iraq's south kill 41

Three car bombs exploded in quick succession in the market district of a southern Iraqi city Wednesday, killing at least 41 people and wounding 150, authorities said.

Triple car bombs in Iraq's south kill 41
The police chief in Amarah was fired, an immediate driving ban went into effect, and Iraqi soldiers deployed on the streets. Hospitals were quickly overwhelmed with the casualties, which mounted as bodies were pulled from the rubble, according to a provincial spokesman.

Mohammed Saleh, a provincial council spokesman, said 41 people were killed and 150 wounded in the three explosions. He said local hospitals were overwhelmed with casualties and were turning away people whose injuries were not considered critical.

He earlier said police imposed an indefinite driving ban, and Iraqi soldiers were sent out into the streets.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Aralık 2007, 17:26