Suicide Attacks Rock Baghdad
Posted on Apr 4, 2010
Three suicide car-bombings rocked Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 200. The attacks, coming a day after the murder of 25 people in suburban Baghdad on Saturday, apparently targeted foreign diplomatic missions in the capital.
The spate of bloody attacks has increased fears that security could be deteriorating amid the political uncertainty following last month’s parliamentary elections. —JCL
Three deadly suicide car-bombings in Baghdad killed least 30 people and wounded 224 others on Sunday.
Security officials said that the attacks targeted foreign diplomatic missions in the Iraqi capital, with blasts occurring near the embassies of Iran, Germany and Egypt.
After the explosions, smoke could be seen rising above the city as helicopters circled overhead and gunfire echoed through the streets.
Major General Qassim al-Moussawi, an Iraqi security forces spokesman, said that two of the bombings occurred in Baghdad’s Mansour district, in the west of the capital, while the third blast occurred in Salhiya district, near the Iranian embassy.
AP / Alaa al-Marjani
Relatives and friends of Karima Mohammed, 48, load her coffin at her funeral in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, Iraq. She was killed in one of three suicide bombings near embassies in Baghdad on Sunday.