BAGHDAD, Sept. 7 (Xinhuanet) -- Sixteen people were killed and 21 others
injured in a car bomb outside a restaurant in the southern city of Basra
Wednesday evening, police said.
The blast occurred in the neighborhood of al-Jameiyat at about 9p.m. (1700
GMT), as the restaurant was packed with Iraqi security forces members.
Insurgents have from time to time attacked Iraq's fledging security forces
in a bid to cripple the government. Enditem