9 people dead, 72 wounded bombings in Iraqon January 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM
Baghdad – A bomb blast in the capital of iraq on Tuesday, 14 people dead and injured 72 as mayhem surges in the country amid an intensifying political crisis a month after the U.S. military withdrawal.
In eastern Baghdad first two attacks took place in Sadr City, police told. A car bomb burst in al-Mudhafar Square, near a group of laborers who were waiting to be picked up for a daily job, police said. A few minutes later, a second car bomb exploded near a busy fuel station.
7 people were dead and 35 people were wounded in the attacks in Sadr City, which is home to about 1.5 million people, police said.
Police said, A 3rd car bomb blast on a road in the al-Hurriya neighborhood in southwestern Baghdad, killed 1 person and injuring 13 people.
In a 4th attack, a roadside bomb injured 6 people when it burst near Adan Square in northwestern Baghdad.
Police told, the 5th burst, a car bomb, blew up near an elementary school in the Shulaa neighborhood of northwestern Baghdad. 2 people were killed, and 18 others including some students from the elementary school were wounded.
Ahmed Ali said, “I felt myself thrown on the ground, I fainted for a while then I woke up and hurried to one of the cars to take me to the hospital.”
Since the starting of this year, a beckon of attacks in Iraq have killed almost 200 people. Most of those killed were Shiites marking Arbaeen, a Shiite pilgrimage at the end of a 40-day period marking the 7th century Imam Hussain, who was killed in a battle.
The leader of the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc, Ayad Allawi, charged al-Maliki of dirty targeting Sunni officials and advisedly triggering a political crisis that is tearing Iraq apart. Allawi said, Iraq needs a new prime minister or new elections to prevent the country from decomposing along sectarian lines. natural makeup products , best self tanner