8 people died in car bomb in northern Iraqon January 16, 2012 at 4:11 PM
BAGHDAD — A bomb boasted up in a car outside the northern city of Mosul on Monday, died at least eight people, Iraq officials said, in the most previous in a series of attacks to target the country’s Shiite majority since the U.S. withdrawal last month.
Since the last American military personnel left the country violence has rise across Iraq, with the bombings chain that have dead more than 140 people.
Monday’s blast hit a Shiite district outside of Mosul, a police official said, a predominantly Sunni city some 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad.
Most of the attacks appear to be targated at Iraq’s Shiite majority, hinting Sunni insurgents are looking for undermine the Shiite-prevailed government.
An official said at least six people were injured in the attack and at Mosul’s Al-Jomhouri hospital confirmed the death toll.
Both officials talked on condition of namelessness because they were not authorized to brief the media.
A member of the city’s local council, Qusai Abbas said, “The car that blew up was parked outside a group of houses where Shiites have settled since being driven out of Mosul by Sunni militants during fierce sectarian fighting a few years ago.”
With violence looking to be on the rise, Iraq also finds itself confronting a political occasion after the Shiite-dominated government charged Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi with running death squads, issuing an arrest warrant against him just as the last U.S. soldiers crossed into neighboring Kuwait. natural makeup products , best self tanner