360° Coverage : 33 killed in Iraq attacks

33 killed in Iraq attacks

Baghdad, Sep 15 (IANS) At least 33 people were killed and 45 others wounded in multiple attacks across Iraq Saturday, police said.

Sep 14 2013, 3:17pm CDT | by IANS

33 killed in Iraq attacks
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Baghdad, Sep 15 — At least 33 people were killed and 45 others wounded in multiple attacks across Iraq Saturday, police said.

In the northern province of Nineveh, 27 people were killed and 36 wounded in a suicide bombing near provincial capital Mosul, Xinhua reported citing a police source.

The attack occurred in the afternoon when a suicide bomber blew up his explosive vest at a funeral in Baashiqa town, some 10 km northeast of Mosul, which is about 400 km north of here.

Earlier, the source put the toll at 22 killed and 41 wounded. The toll could rise further as many of the wounded are in critical condition.

Elsewhere, six people were killed and nine others wounded in separate bombings and shootings in central Iraq.

A roadside bomb detonated at a village in Abu Ghraib area, some 25 km west of the national capital Baghdad, killing three people and wounding five others, a police source said.

Gunmen in a car killed a civilian and wounded another in a drive-by shooting in Ramadi city, some 100 km west of Baghdad, the source added.

A man and a woman were killed and three women got wounded in a roadside bomb explosion on a main road at a village outside Dujail city, some 60 km north of Baghdad, a police source said.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years, which raises fears that the country is sliding back to a full-blown civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007 when monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Meet the Three Americans that Stopped a Terrorist on a French Train
Meet the Three Americans that Stopped a Terrorist on a French Train
Three American dudes on a trip to Europe take down a terrorist on a train. Beat that vacation story.
 
 
Donald Trump Uninvited from Red State
Donald Trump Uninvited from Red State
Some more bad news just came in for GOP frontrunner Donald Trump: the candidate for president is making even more enemies than he had before. Donald Trump has basically been fired from speaking at a conference by Erick...
 
 
Obama Announces Biggest Ever Plan to Tackle Climate Change
Obama Announces Biggest Ever Plan to Tackle Climate Change
President Obama’s plan to tackle climate change is a foolproof method for the future.
 
 
Osama Bin Laden's Extended Family Members Die in UK Plane Crash
Osama Bin Laden's Extended Family Members Die in UK Plane Crash
Osama Bin Laden's extended family members died. The tragedy took place at Blackbushe Airport.