November 24th, 2011
03:24 PM ET

Iraqi police: 19 killed in Basra blasts

At least 19 people were killed and 67 others were wounded Thursday in three explosions in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, two police officials said.

A roadside bomb and a motorcycle exploded in quick succession in a busy commercial district that includes shops and restaurants, the officials said.

When curious onlookers and Iraqi security forces arrived to the scene to investigate, another motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated, causing most of the casualties, police said. A number of Iraqi police and army security officers were among the dead, the officials said.

The oil-rich, predominantly Shiite city of Basra is about 500 kilometers (310 miles) south of Baghdad.

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  1. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    TURKEY WASGOOD DRESSING DESTORYED!WHERE HEADED FOR THE PIE,,,,SO MUCH PIE.......

    November 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    TURKEY WAS GOOD,DRESSING DESTROYED,WERE HEADED FOR PIE RIGHT NOW OH,SO MUCH PIE LOOK A THE PIE

    November 24, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Happy Thanksgiving, Drak!

    November 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. funky bunch

    And where do we go, from, here.

    November 24, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    YOU TOO BANASY ,HAVE A GREAT NIGHT EVERBODY

    November 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. leeintulsa

    I just noticed. No americans killed or wounded? Yeah, baby..

    November 25, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO

    So much for our most "glorious victory" in Iraq! Can you think of any other reason why we should never have invaded that country? I can!

    November 25, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    The one and only way to stop this violence now is to split Iraq into three different states, by giving the north to the Kurds, the south to the Shiites and the west to the Sunnis. Otherwise, these attacks will only continue but the right-wing thugs in Washington don't care as long as big business keeps on making big bucks out of this!!! This is quite revolting to say the least!

    November 25, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy

      Thank you, Joey, nothing could be closer to the truth! I observed the same thing here.

      November 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Not BOMBO @ 9:07
    Not JIF @ 9:46.

    Bombo: +2

    November 25, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    @leeintulsa:

    I know, right?

    November 25, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. Hta

    Cant we just all get along? Could everyone just stop for one moment and imagine one one government, and all one people?

    November 27, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. BAGDAD NEEDS TO GIVE UP CORUPT WAYS

    CANT CHANGE STRIPES ON A ZEBRA

    November 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |