February 11, 2018

String of car bombings kill at least 15 in Iraq

By Sajad - Tue Jan 22 2013, 4:00 pm

Iraq car bombingsAccording to Iraq government officials, at least 15 people were killed and dozens were wounded following a strin of car bomb attacks in capital Baghdad.

The officials further added the attacks started on Tuesday morning when a parked car exploded in Mahmoudiya, killing five people. The town is about 30 kilometers (20 miles)
south of the Iraqi capital.

Police sources in Baghdad said a suicide car bomb later struck near a security checkpoint in the northern Baghdad suburb of Taji, killing six. Another explosion in the
northwestern neighborhood of Shula killed four people.

Medics in a nearby hospital confirmed the casualties. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

Lethal attacks still occur frequenly across the country despite violence has fallen since the peak of insurgency in Iraq several years ago.

No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the coordinated attacks.

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