Two police officials said the bird market in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City was crowded with shoppers when the bombs exploded at around 7:00 a.m. At least 37 people were wounded in the blasts, officials said.
A hospital official confirmed the casualty toll.
Every Friday, thousands of Iraqis converge on pet markets to shop and spend some relaxing family time during the Muslim weekend. The markets are one of the favorite targets for militants who seek to inflict large numbers of causalities.
In the Shiite neighborhood of Khazimiyah in northern Baghdad, gunmen killed an Iraqi police captain, his wife, two daughters and son at the family’s home, officials said.
All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
Violence has ebbed in Iraq, but insurgents carry out frequent attacks on security forces and civilians in an attempt to undermine the Shiite-led government.
These Targeted terrorist attacks against the Shiite Population , will create hatred against the perpetrators and their Masterminds, and it is quite obvious that the hatred for the Wahabi Ale Saud and the US Policy Makers have sharply risen among the Peace Loving People of the World , and it is Just a matter of time that they will be dethroned , and will be thrown in the dark alleys of the History , as there Present state is not stable even , but to gain control they are moving fast , but the quick sand of time is pulling them deeper and deeper in it , and a self Opposing force is already working to take over their Power. And it is just a short Period of time , when the world will witness the fall of another Roman Empire.
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