Iraq: 10 killed, 35 wounded in violent attacks

19th Oct 2013

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least ten people were killed and 35 others wounded in violent attacks in Iraq on Friday, police said.

Five people were killed and 16 others were wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Mishtal area in eastern Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Three bombs went off in a park in the Dour area near Tikrit, some 170 km north of Baghdad, killing five people and injuring 19 others, the police source said.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the al-Qaida front in Iraq, in most cases, was responsible for such massive attacks, raising fears that the terrorist group and other militiamen could return to widespread violence, particularly as Iraq is trying to fend off the spillover of the escalating violence in neighboring Syria.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, almost 6, 000 Iraqis were killed and over 14,000 others injured from January to September this year.

Editor: yan

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