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Market shoppers killed in Iraq suicide blast

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  • Suicide car bomber explodes at crowded outdoor market in southern Iraq
  • At least 35 people dead, 65 wounded, officials say
  • Blast occurred 10 a.m. local time in Shiite city of Bathaa
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A suicide car bomber exploded at a crowded outdoor market in southern Iraq, killing at least 35 people and wounding 65 others Wednesday, officials said.

The blast occurred about 10 a.m. local time in Bathaa, Interior Ministry officials said. A Shiite town, Bathaa is located about 15 miles, or 25 kilometers northwest of Nasiriya in Thiqar province.

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