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Parked car explodes near Shiite mosque in city of Hillah

A parked car exploded near a Shiite mosque in the southern city of Hillah on , killing at least five people and wounding nearly three dozen.

The blast occurred just after 9 p.m. near a market outside the mosque, provincial police said, giving the casualty toll.

Hillah, a Shiite city about 95 kilometers (60 miles) south of Baghdad, has been struck by some of the war's deadliest bombings, including a double suicide attack on March 6 that killed 194 people.

In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.

China Warns Against Travel to US and Canada
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