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Two blasts kill four, wounds 50 others in Basra

BAGHDAD, Aug 26 (KUNA) -- Four people were killed and 50 others were wounded in two car bomb blasts that targeted a Shiite mosque in Basra, south of Iraq, security sources reported on Friday.
The sources said the second blast took place after the mosque goers were leaving the place.
The explosion resulted in the burning of four nearby houses and 15 cars, the sources added.
Basra city and its surrounding neighborhoods witnessed a spread of Iraqi military and police forces; businesses' owners closed their stores as a precautionary measure. (end) mhg.nbs.nfm KUNA 261041 Aug 11NNNN