BAGHDAD, June 8 (Xinhua) -- At least seven civilians were killed and 24 others injured when a bomb ripped through a minibus in southern Baghdad on Monday, a well-informed police source said.
An explosive-charge attached to the minibus was detonated at the entrance of bus station in the Shiite neighborhood of Abu Dsher during the morning rush hour, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The entrance of the bus station was crowded with commuters, the source said, adding that the blast totally destroyed the minibus and charred three nearby cars.
Iraqi security forces immediately sealed off the area as ambulances rushed the victims to Baghdad hospitals, he said.
Sporadic attacks continue in Iraqi cities despite the U.S. and Iraqi officials announced a relative lull in violence during the past months.
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