Iraqi security forces inspect the site of an explosion in Basra, Iraq. Reuters
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Iraqi authorities announced on Tuesday that at least four people were killed and 20 people were wounded in an explosion in the city of Basra in southern Iraq.
The Security Media Cell in Iraq said, in a statement, "In preliminary information, a motorcycle explosion occurred at the Al-Samoud intersection in Basra Governorate."
The statement added that "the accident caused, according to the preliminary statistics of the Basra Health Directorate, the death of four citizens and the wounding of four others as a result of the burning of two cars that were near the motorcycle."
The Security Media Cell continued, "Forensic experts and specialized technical teams are still present at the scene of the accident to determine what it is and give more details about the nature of the accident, and the cell will announce in a later statement broader details after completing investigations and technical reports."