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Multiple bomb blast kills many in Iraq

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At least 16 people have been killed and scores wounded in a series of bomb blasts in Kerbala in Iraq.

Kerbala is home to one of the holiest sites in Shia Islam, and has often been targeted by militants in the past.

Security sources think the first bomb was in a car outside a local government office, and went off as people queued to get official documents.

At two other bombs went off after the emergency services had arrived.