Friday 27 April 2018

Wave of explosions kills dozens in Iraq

Security forces emergency workers inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the town of Ashar, in the Basra region, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq
Security forces emergency workers inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the town of Ashar, in the Basra region, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq

Press Association

Dozens of people have been killed in a wave of car bombings and other attacks across Iraq, including 22 in the capital Baghdad.

In the deadliest attack, a car bomb in north-western Baghdad killed eight people and wounded 15.

Another car bomb in a different area killed seven and wounded 21, and a mortar attack killed seven and wounded 13 elsewhere in the capital, police said. All three attacks targeted Shiite-majority areas.

Earlier, a car bomb killed four civilians and two policemen in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, about 55 miles south of Baghdad. Another 16 people were wounded in the blast.

Security forces inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the town of Ashar, in the Basra region, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq
Security forces inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the town of Ashar, in the Basra region, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq

Another explosives-laden car went off in the town of Iskandariyah, which is about 30 miles south of Baghdad, killing five civilians and wounding 13 others.

Eight other civilians were killed in separate attacks in Baghdad and outside the southern city of Najaf.

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