January 5, 2006

Death toll from Iraqi bomb blast rises to 33

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a bomb blast
in the southern Iraqi city of Kerbala on Thursday has risen to
33, with 51 injured, hospital sources said.

They said a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt on
a crowded street near one of the city's main Shi'ite shrines.
It was the second bomb attack in Kerbala in as many days after
over a year of relative calm.