56 Killed, 170 Wounded in Attacks in Iraq
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - At least 56 people were killed and 170 others wounded in separate attacks in central and eastern Iraq, the police said.
At least a dozen of car bombs struck across the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing 47 people and wounding 163 others, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Eight people were killed and 28 others wounded when two car bombs exploded in a popular market in Husseiniya area, in northeastern Baghdad.
A car bomb exploded near one popular restaurant in Talbea area in eastern Baghdad, killing at least eight people and wounding 25 others, the source said.
Earlier, four people were killed and 14 injured in a car bomb blast in the same area, he added.
Another car bomb explosion in Alam neighborhood in southwestern Baghdad killed seven people and wounded 15 others.
Almost simultaneously, four civilians were killed and 14 wounded when a car bomb in Zafaraniyah area in southeastern Baghdad.
In Karrada district, the business area of central Baghdad, six people was killed and 15 others wounded when a car bomb went off.
Five people killed and 16 others wounded when a car bomb exploded in a popular market in New Baghdad, southeast of Baghdad.
Two people were killed and 12 wounded when a car bomb exploded in Shurta neighborhood in southwestern Baghdad.
Elsewhere, one people was killed and four others wounded when a car bomb exploded in a popular market in Abu Dsher area in southern Baghdad.
Another car bomb went off, killing one people and wounding seven others when car bomb exploded in Dora district in the south of Baghdad.
One people was killed and six others were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Mameal area, in southeastern Baghdad.
And a roadside bomb in Baya, southern Baghdad,wounded seven people.
Also on Tuesday, unidentified gunmen broke into a house before dawn in the suburb of Arab Jubour in southern Baghdad and shot dead a man, his wife and their three sons, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Separately, two people were killed by gunmen in Doura district in southern Baghdad, the source said.
The monthly death toll from violence of Iraq in August was 841, according to a statement released by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq on Sunday.