Monday, September 30, 2013

Wave Of Car Bomb Attacks Sweep Iraq

Bombings Across Iraq Now Touch On Formerly Safe Havens -- Christian Science Monitor

The rise in bombings across Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan threatens to match levels of violence not seen since the Iraqi insurgency in the late 2000s.

A rash of car bombs killed dozens across Baghdad on Monday, the latest in a series of deadly bombings that have racked Iraq over the past several days. The violence has brought the country's civilian death toll to its worst level since 2008.

Al Jazeera reports that nine car bombs killed at least 24 people and wounded scores more, largely in the Iraqi capital's Shiite neighborhoods.

The bombs hit eight different areas on Monday, the deadliest blast tore through a small vegetable market and its car park, killing seven people including two soldiers and wounding sixteen others, a police officer said.

That was followed by four parked car bombs, which went off in quick succession in the neighbourhoods of New Baghdad, Habibiya, Sabaa al-Bour and Kazimiyah - all striking outdoor markets or car parks.

Media reports put the casualty figures at a minimum of 24 dead and 75 wounded to at least 40 killed and more than 170 injured.

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More News On The Latest Bomb Attacks In Iraq

Wave of attacks across Iraq, including relatively safe northern Kurdish area, kills dozens -- Washington Post/AP
Car bombs kill 54 in Shi'ite districts of Baghdad -- Reuters
Wave of car bombs across Baghdad kills 51 -- USA Today/AP
Deadly attacks in Iraq as suicide bombers target security forces in city of Arbil -- Euronews
Wave of bombings kills at least 42 across Baghdad -- NBC
12 car bombs explode across Baghdad during rush hour; 33 killed -- CNN
Baghdad hit by wave of deadly car bombs -- BBC
14 car bombs in Baghdad kill at least 54 -- RT
Over 660 people killed in Iraq in September -- Kurdish Globe

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