Iraq: Minibus suicide bomber 'kills 32'

A suicide bomber driving a minibus packed with explosives killed at least 32 people and wounded 147 on Sunday in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla, police and medical sources have told the Reuters news agency.

The attacker approached a main checkpoint at a northern entrance to the largely Shi'ite Muslim city and detonated the minibus, a police officer said.

At least 50 cars were set ablaze with passengers trapped inside and part of the checkpoint complex was destroyed, the officer added.

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