Car bomb leaves 4 dead in central Iraq

Story highlights

  • 4 people die in a bomb blast
  • The attack occurs south of the Iraqi capital, near the city of Hilla
  • The bombing comes less than a week after a separate attack in Karbala
Four people were killed and 24 wounded when a car bomb tore through a funeral procession in central Iraq, said an Iraqi official who declined to be named.
Authorities said the incident occurred south of the Iraqi capital, near the city of Hilla.
The attack comes less than a week after four consecutive explosions rocked the city of Karbala, leaving 10 people dead and 70 wounded. All four blasts targeted civilians on their way to the Directorate of Travel and Nationality, police said.
Both Hilla to the south and Karbala to the southwest are about 90 to 100 kilometers (55 to 62 miles) from Baghdad.