Wave of deadly car bomb hits Baghdad killing dozens

October 27, 2013 2:25 pm

Wave of deadly car bomb hits Baghdad killing dozens

Baghdad 27th October 2013: Ten car bomb have exploded across the Iraqi capital Baghdad early on Sunday left at least 37 people, said officials.

The bombs were placed in parked cars and exploded over a 30-minute period in busy streets and popular marketplaces. At least 100 people were injured in the attacks. The toll could rise.

The attack, which started about 9:00 a.m. local time mainly targeted Shias.

One of the worst-hit neighbourhoods was Shaab in north Baghdad. Two car bombs exploded in a commercial area there, killing five people.

 The attack also hit the areas of Bayaa, Baladiyat, Mashtal, Hurriyah and Dura in Baghdad, and Saba al-Bur and Nahrawan near the capital.

Hundreds have been killed in Iraq this month. The country is witnessing its worst violence outbreak in recent years. Sectarian tensions, which reached its highest point in 2006-07 is now on the rise again. Around 6,000 civilians were killed and more than 14,000 others injured in Iraq from January to September in 2013, according to UN Assistance Mission for Iraq.

 

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