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Governor: Explosion in Basra leads to eight casualties

BAGHDAD, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- A bomb explosion occurred near a hospital in Basra, Southern Iraq, leading to four deaths and four injuries, said Basra governor Asaad Al-Eidani on Tuesday.
According to the Iraq News Agency (INA), Al-Eidani indicated that the cause of the explosion was unknown.
INA quoted earlier a security source saying that a booby-trapped bike was the cause of the explosion. (end) ahh.gaa