BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi police and medical officials say a car bomb
in a crowded cattle market south of Baghdad has killed 10 people
and injured 32 others.
Iraqi police Maj. Muthana Khalid says the bomb exploded Thursday
morning in the market west of Hillah.
Dr. Hussam al-Janabi, a medical official in Hillah, confirmed
the casualty toll.
Violence has declined dramatically in Iraq during the past 18
months, though there are growing concerns about a possible upward
trend in violence after a series of attacks in recent weeks.