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Iraq blames militias for Basra explosion that killed four

The Basra explosion caused by a booby-trapped motorcycle was aimed to assassinate an Iraqi investigative officer in charge of the militia's illegal activities in the province.
Iraq Basra

In an unprecedented event, a terrorist explosion caused by a motorcycle hit the southern city of Basra on Dec. 7.  At least four were killed and four others were wounded. 

Basra has not been targeted by such attacks for years. Therefore, the attack was read as a significant breach to Iraqi security, especially in this area far from the access of the Islamic State.

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