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Eight persons killed in fiery blast in Basra
07/04/2008   |   12:41 PM | Gulf News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط
BAGHDAD, April 7 (KUNA) -- An explosion has turned a house into a pile of ruins and has taken lives of eight people in the southern city of Basra, security sources said on Monday.
The sources said the victims had been killed with shrapnel of explosives when they went off yesterday. And the American Army said in a statement that the cause of the fiery blast remained unknown.
The army statement denied speculations that the house was brought to the ground due to combat action.
The city, since March 25, has witnessed a government crackdown on gunmen and outlaws. (end) ah.rk KUNA 071241 Apr 08NNNN
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