Car Bombs Kill 36 People in Iraq
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A wave of bombings, mainly targeting markets in and near Baghdad, killed 36 people on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a surge of violence that has gripped Iraq.
The deadliest among Tuesday's attacks came before sunset, when a car bomb exploded near a market in Baghdad's southeastern suburbs of Nahrwan, police officials said. That attack killed six people and wounded 17, AP reported.
Later, a car bomb went off in a busy market in Baghdad's downtown neighborhood of Karradah, killing five people and wounding 18.
At night, a car bomb hit near a cafe in the city's northeastern suburb of Husseiniyah, killing five people and wounding 15. Minutes later, another car bomb exploded in Husseiniyah, killing three people and wounding 10.
Isam Mohammed, the owner of a pharmacy near the site of the bombing in Karradah, said he was talking to a customer when he heard a big explosion.
In southeastern Baghdad, a car bomb went off near an outdoor market in the Shiite neighborhood of Zafaraniyah as people were shopping before iftar, the evening meal that beaks the daytime fasting during Ramadan. Three people were killed and 10 were wounded there, officials said.
Also, a bombing in a commercial street in the Dora area in southern Baghdad killed four and wounded 11. Police said another car bomb exploded near a market before sundown in southwestern Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 15.
Also, a car bomb exploded late Monday night near an ice cream shop in the Abu Dashir area in southwestern Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 16.