7 Separate Car Bombs Explode In Baghdad, Killing Dozens
The death count is not yet certain, but it’s known to be at least dozens.
The attacks in Baghdad largely focused on Shia neighborhoods, underscoring the sectarian violence now tearing at Iraq years after the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Meanwhile, separate fighting in a northern city killed 21 police officers and 38 militants, officials said.
The first Baghdad attack took place Saturday night in the capital’s western district of Baiyaa, killing nine people and wounding 22. Later on, seven car bombs in different parts of Baghdad killed at least 35 people and wounded 62, police said. All the attacks happened in a one-hour period, authorities said.