Monday, June 24, 2013


17 killed, 80 wounded in wave of bomb attacks in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD, June 24 - At least 17 people were killed and 80 others wounded in a wave of bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, an interior ministry source said.

A car bomb exploded in the Husseiniya district in northeastern Baghdad, killing four civilians and wounding eight others, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Three people were killed and 11 others injured when another car bomb exploded in the Karrada district in central Baghdad, he said.

A car bomb exploded in the Nahrawan area in eastern Baghdad, killing one and wounding seven others, while another car bomb in Al-amana in southeastern Baghdad killed two and injured seven, the source said.

A car bomb attack near the al-Samarrai mosque in the New Baghdad district of the capital killed one civilian and wounded eight others.

Two back-to-back car bombings in the Jihad neighborhood in southwestern Baghdad led to the deaths of three people and wounded 19 civilians.

Another car bomb exploded at the intersection of the Shurta Al- rabiaa in southwestern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 10 others.

A parked car exploded in the Maalif area in southwestern Baghdad, killing one and wounding 10 people.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the al-Qaida front in Iraq, in most cases, was responsible for such bombings in the country.

High-profile bomb attacks are still common in Iraq despite the dramatic decrease since its peak in 2006 and 2007, when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.

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