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Iraq: 16 Shi’a Muslims killed across Iraq

26th Oct 2013

A series of bombs killed around 16 people across Iraq on Friday as Shi’a Muslims celebrated Islamic festival of Ghadir, according to Reuters. Twenty four people were injured in the attacks.

Nine bombs were detonated by remote control.

The deadliest were two roadside devices that exploded in quick succession in a market in the Shi’a town of Yousufiya, 20 km (12 miles) south of Baghdad, killing at least seven people.

in Baquba , at least four people were killed by six roadside bombs planted near the homes of Shi’a Muslim families who had recently returned after being displaced from the area due to fear of attacks by al Qa’ida terrorists.

A roadside bomb exploded in a Shi’a neighbourhood of western Baghdad, killing at least four people. In Buhriz, a bomb attached to a car killed one member of a Shi’a Muslim family, police said

Last week, a suicide bomber driving a minibus blew himself up outside a cafe in a mainly Shi’a Muslim district of Baghdad, killing at least 38 people.

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.

Reuters & Agencies


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