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Bomb explosion kills 12 in Iraq

Baghdad: An explosive device planted on a minibus exploded killing at least 12 people and five others sustained injuries near the Iraqi city of Karbala on Friday, country’s military said.

Xinhua news agency reported that the blast occured near a checkpoint at the entrance of Karbala city, the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operation Command (JOC) said in a statement.

The security forces have sealed off the area and an investigation into the matter is underway. Till now no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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