Accessibility links

Breaking News

Al-Najaf Car Bomb Kills Three

25 December 2004 -- At least three people were killed and two wounded in a car-bomb attack in Iraq today on the road between the holy Shi'a cities of Al-Najaf and Karbala.

The attack came after Iraqi police announced that nine people died and 14 were seriously injured yesterday after a gas-tanker explosion in Baghdad.

That blast occurred when an explosive-rigged fuel tanker blew up in the affluent Mansur district, home to both Muslims and Christians.

Police said today's blast between Al-Najaf and Karbala appeared aimed at a U.S. military convoy, but it emerged unscathed. No further details were available.

Meanwhile, in the northern city of Mosul, a roadside bomb hit a bus after it dropped off a group of Iraqi security forces. An Iraqi official told AFP the bus's driver was either killed or kidnapped.


[For the latest news on Iraq, see RFE/RL's webpage on "The New Iraq".]

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.