Iraq car bombs ‘kill 20’ and injure dozens


Reports from Iraq say 20 people have been killed in two car bomb explosions near the city of Kerbala in the south of the country. More than 50 people are said to have been hurt.

A city official said the attacks happened on the road from the town of Nadjaf and were aimed at Shi’ite pilgrims heading to a religious festival which hundreds of thousands are expected to attend.