49 Killed, 148 Wounded in Violent Attacks in Iraq
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - At least 49 people were killed and 148 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, including a wave of bombing attacks in the capital city of Baghdad, police and interior ministry sources said.
Eight people were killed and 20 others wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Husseiniya area in northern Baghdad on Tuesday evening, while six people were killed and 18 others wounded when two car bombs exploded in the Sadr City district in eastern Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Another car bomb in the Zaffaranya area in southeastern Baghdad killed six people and wounded 11 others, the police source said, adding that four people were killed and 16 others wounded, including three policemen, when a car bomb went off at Naser Square in Sadoun Street in central Baghdad.
Also on Tuesday evening, three people were killed and 18 others wounded when two car bombs struck the Bataweein area in central Baghdad, while two people were killed and 14 others wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Amel district in southwestern Baghdad, the source said.
A car bomb in the Saedea area in southwestern Baghdad killed one person and wounded 13 others, he added.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the al-Qaida front in Iraq, in most cases, were responsible for such bombings in the country.
Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years, which raises fears that the country is sliding back to the full- blown civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007, when monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.