Another Deadly Day in Baghdad
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
On Tuesday, eight people were killed and many more wounded in a series of blasts in Baghdad’s Ameen neighborhood—just a day after 52 died and 250 were injured in explosions set off by al-Qaida, according to Iraqi officials.
“Most of the terrorists attacks carried out by al Qaeda in Iraq were against civilians and not Iraqi security forces,” said Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Khalaf on Monday. “This is an indication that al Qaeda in Iraq cannot face the Iraqi security forces.”
The deadliest attack on Monday happened near the northern city of Mosul when two truck bombs destroyed 32 homes, killing 30 people and burying others in the rubble, officials said.
The bombs targeted al-Khazna village, which is inhabited by a Shiite Shabak ethnic group. The village is an area disputed between Kurds and Arabs.
Car bombings and a roadside bomb in Baghdad killed 18 others on Monday, most of them Shiites.
AP / Hadi Mizban
People inspect a damaged bus after a car bomb explosion in the Shaab neighborhood of Baghdad on Tuesday.