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Three bombs exploded in the south Iraq port city of Basra on Thursday, killing 10 people and wounding 45, security and medical officials said.

A roadside bomb and a motorcycle bomb exploded simultaneously in a market in central Basra, an interior ministry official said. Following a common pattern in Iraq, a third roadside bomb went off as people gathered at the scene, according to the official, who put toll at 10 killed and 45 wounded.

Riyadh Abdelamir, the head of the Basra health directorate, meanwhile said that 10 people were killed and 57 wounded in the blasts.