Scrolling news:

Iraq: 12 killed in two Baghdad car bomb attacks

18th Sep 2015
Iraq: 12 killed in two Baghdad car bomb attacks

BAGHDAD (AA): Twelve people were killed and 63 others were injured Thursday in two car bomb attacks in central Baghdad, a police source said.

“Eight civilians were killed and 25 others were injured when a car bomb went off in al-Bab al-Sharqi area in central Baghdad,” the source told Anadolu Agency.

Following the attack, another car bomb went off near the first explosion, leaving four people dead and 38 others injured, the source added.

Late on Wednesday, six people were killed, including a soldier, in several attacks that rocked the Iraqi capital, a police source told Anadolu Agency.

In recent years, bombings and shooting attacks – which often target civilians – have become a common occurrence in war-torn Iraq, especially Baghdad.

With a view to averting attacks, Iraqi authorities earlier this month announced the adoption of a new security plan for the capital that divides the city into 22 “secure zones”.

Nevertheless, Baghdad is still frequently rocked by acts of seemingly random violence, of which the city’s civilian population usually bears the brunt.

Iraq has suffered a devastating security vacuum since June 2014, when the Daesh militant group overran the northern city of Mosul, the country’s second largest city.

Author: Mahmoud Barakat
[Photo:Last month bomb exploded in a market place in Baghdad. People walk around damaged food market after the bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 13, 2015.Photographer: Haydar Hadi/Anadolu Agency]

Leave a Comment

What is 12 + 7 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets

Betboo Porno izle Mobile porn hilesi