Ten people were killed and 16 were injured when a car bomb exploded near a busy outdoor market in Garmat-Ali, north of Basra, Iraq, CNN reported.
Also in Basra, least 30 people were killed or injured in two bombings IraqNews.com reported.
"About 30 citizens were killed and injured due to the bombing that took place in a garage in Garma Ali area of northern Basra province," a security official told IraqNews.com. "The second bombing that took place near the Social Security Directorate resulted in injuring two citizens in addition to material damages in the nearby buildings and shops."
A fire at the Hilla Educational Hospital in Babel killed four people, IraqNews.com reported.
A preliminary investigation indicated the cause was "an electrical shock," a hospital official said.
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