A bomb detonated in the Al-Rumaila district of Basra (Basra province) on Sunday, December 16, killing at least two children and wounding one other. Locals reports indicate the explosion occurred near the offices of an oil company. Security forces cordoned off the site following the incident; the blast appears to be the result of unexploded ordinance.
Individuals present in Basra are advised to avoid the area of the blast and follow directives issued by local authorities.
The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.
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