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Official: Explosions kill 6 in holy Iraqi city
Official: Series of explosions rock Iraq's holy city of Karbala, killing at least 6
By The Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) ' A local government official says four explosions have killed at least six people in the holy Shiite city of Karbala in southern Iraq.

Karbala provincial council chairman Mohammed al-Moussawi says he saw the dead at Karbala hospital after the blasts shook the city on Sunday morning.

Police and hospital officials confirmed the death toll and said 13 people were wounded.

The officials say a policemen was among the dead and three policemen were among the injured. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

At least two of the blasts happened near a government office that issues ID cards to Iraqi citizens. Eyewitnesses reported an explosion near the city's gold-domed shrine to Imam Abbas.

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