Iraqi woman killed, 11 people injured in Karbala bombing
A woman was killed and 11 people were wounded in a bomb explosion in the holy Shiite city of Karbala south of Baghdad on Sunday, a local police source said, Xinhua reported.
"An explosive-charge attached to a minibus carrying passengers detonated in the Baladiyat neighborhood in the city of Karbala, some 110 km south of Baghdad, killing a woman and wounding 11 people," the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Iraqi security forces sealed off the area as ambulances transported the victims to a nearby hospital, the source said.
Earlier on Sunday, six people were killed and 37 others injured in a bike bomb explosion at a busy popular market in Mussayab town south of Baghdad, while at least seven people were wounded in two coordinate car bomb explosions at a parking-lot in central Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's western Anbar province.
Sporadic attacks continue in Iraq as part of recent deterioration in security which shaped a setback to the efforts of the Iraqi government to restore normalcy in the country after more than three months of U.S. troops pullout of cities and towns.