Wave of Bomb attacks, and Target Killing in Baghdad and north ‘kills 91′ injure dozens in Iraq
JNN 23 July 2012 Baghdad : A string of bomb attacks and shootings in Baghdad and north of the capital has killed at least 91 people, say security and medical officials.
Many of those killed were security forces – who appear to have been a prime target, correspondents say.
One of the worst-hit places was Taji, a Sunni neighbourhood some 20km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, where at least 24 people were killed.
At least 172 people were wounded on one of the bloodiest days of the year.
Some 13 Iraqi towns and cities were hit in the spate of apparently co-ordinated attacks.
Deadly bombings hit Shia districts in Baghdad. In the deadliest attack, a car bombing at a government building in Sadr city killed at least 12.
At least seven car bombs hit the northern oil city of Kirkuk.
In Kirkuk and the towns of Tuz Khurmatu and Dibis in Kirkuk Province, bomb attacks killed seven people, the sources said.
Dhuluiya, Saadiya, Khan Beni-Saad, Tuz Khurmatu and Dibis were also said to have suffered attacks.
A woman was also killed in a car bombing near a mosque in the town of Dujail in Salahuddin Province, north of Baghdad.
The attacks come days after a man purporting to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, declared a new offensive to retake areas it retreated from before US soldiers left the country last December.
The security forces suffered badly in Monday’s attacks, with 15 soldiers reportedly killed in a single brazen attack on a base in Dhuluiya in Salaheddin province.
Gunmen carried out an attack on a military base east of the town of Dhuluiyah, north of the capital, at 5:00 a.m. local time (0200 GMT), killing 15 Iraqi soldiers.
Police checkpoints were hit by car bombs, army bases were struck by mortar fire, and one policeman was even attacked in his home, says the BBC’s Rami Ruhayem in Baghdad.
Meanwhile, security officials in the city of Baqouba, the capital of Diyala Province, said 11 people, including Iraqi soldiers, were killed in checkpoint shootings and bomb attacks in the province.
In Taji, a string of five or six explosions went off. When police arrived on the scene to help, another explosion struck – according to one report, a suicide bomber.
In all, at least 41 people were killed, including at least 14 police. A row of houses was completely destroyed and residents were trying to find victims in the rubble, said a reporter for AFP news agency.
Resident Ali Hussein lamented the number of ordinary people killed in Taji.
“What is the guilt of these poor people?” asked resident Ali Hussein.
“They are working to earn a living. It is a poor market and people were here to shop in this market when the blast happened. Why did this happen?”
On Sunday, bombings south of the capital killed at least 17.
Monday’s swiftly rising death toll quickly made it the deadliest day of the year.
Violence dipped in Iraq following the insurgency in 2006 and 2007, but sectarian violence has returned across the country in recent months amid worsening political tensions.
At least 237 people were killed during June, making it one of the bloodiest months since December.
The latest attacks in Iraq marked the deadliest day in the country in two years.
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