Monday 20 February 2017

48 mourners killed by car bomb at Baghdad funeral

Published 28/01/2011 | 05:00

A car bomb ripped through a funeral tent in a mainly Shi'ite area of Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 48 people.

  • Go To

It was followed by scuffles between police and Iraqis angry about security failures.

The blast, and three other small bombings yesterday, were the latest in more than a week of attacks that have killed more than 200 people, raising fears about a rise in violence as the US military prepares to withdraw from the country.

The violence has mainly targeted the majority Shiite community and Iraqi security forces, posing a major challenge to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his fragile coalition government.

Irish Independent

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in World News