JNN 18 Feb 2013 Baghdad : Eight car bombs exploded in Shi’ite Muslim neighbourhoods across Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Sunday morning, killing at least 28 people in blasts that tore into shops, restaurants and busy commercial streets.
Iraqi authorities say a number of car bombs have exploded in predominantly Shi’ite districts of Baghdad, killing about 30 people and wounding around 100 others.
Wahabi terrorist have stepped up their activity since the beginning of the year in a bid to undermine the Shi’ite-led government and trigger deeper intercommunal fighting.
Sunday’s attacks struck a series of outdoor markets in and around the Iraqi capital. Reports of the death toll ranged from 28 to 37 people.
The Shi’ite district of Sadr City was one of the worst hit, with three car bombings. Other targeted districts included Ameen, Habibiya, Husseiniya, Kamiliya and Karrada. Authorities managed to defuse at least one of the planted explosives.
One blast tore off shop fronts in Qaiyara district while another left the remains of a car and its twisted engine littered across a high street in the busy, commercial Karrada district packed with restaurants and shops.
Sunday’s blasts followed the assassination of a senior Iraqi army intelligence officer on Saturday, the latest in a wave of suicide bombings since January that indicate insurgent determination to stoke sectarian tensions.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombings. Minority Wahabi militants linked to al-Qaida have carried out similar attacks in the past, targeting majority Shi’ites to try to re-ignite a sectarian conflict in Iraq and undermine confidence in its Shi’ite-led government.
So far this month, attacks in Iraq have killed at least 100 people, including the head of Iraq’s military intelligence academy. Brigadier General Ali Aouni and two of his bodyguards were killed on Saturday in a suicide bombing in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar.
The wave of violence coincides with a political instability which has seen the Iraqi government plagued by infighting among sectarian factions and the Politicians under influence by the Foreign Powers who want to destabilize the Strong Government , by highlighting the Sectarian issues for their Personal gains as the US forces who didn’t wanted to leave Iraq , for their Political and regional gains , but under the extreme Public Pressure they have to leave the country , with a heavy heart , but now their Planted Al Qaida terrorist and the Politicians who are under influence of the Wahabi Al Saud , are working on their agenda , to destabilize the Government , by creating Sectarian issues and on the other Part the Wahabi infested Al Qaida terrorist , targeting Shia Neighborhoods , and Killing Hundred of Shia Men and Women , to Prove their sectarian agenda. How ever the Present Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is trying his level best to balance and to rule with out discrimination , so the country can Prosper and Once again the People of Iraq can live in Peace and Harmony in the country .
Thousands of Sunni Muslim protesters have rallied daily since late December in western provinces against what they see as the marginalisation of their minority sect, and calling for Maliki to step down.
Many Iraqi Sunnis feel that they have been sidelined in the Present Government since the fall of Saddam Hussein and the rise of the country’s Shi’ite majority through the ballot box after the U.S.-led invasion.
But the truth is that In the Saddam Era , Sunni Population were enjoying absolute authority in every sector of Life , whether Government or Private Businesses , as the Shiite Population , was marginalized and discriminated to such a limit that , they were not allowed for any Government or Jobs in the Law enforcement Agencies , and even the Private Businesses were not allowed to them , and they were living a life with all the discrimination and Poverty was all that they Had , even being in Majority ,
But as now every body is getting his/her due share , But the Wahabi factor infested by the Al Saud , is trying to create disharmony and fan sectarianism , Just by reminding the Previous Ruling Minority , that it is their Basic Right to Rule the Country , what ever may be the Demographic of the Country.
Maliki has offered concessions to Sunni protesters, but he has warned against allowing insurgents and hardline Islamists to hijack the demonstrations.
More than 10 suicide attackers have struck security forces, Shi’ite targets and a Sunni lawmaker since the start of January.
- At least 36 Martyred nearly 100 injured in car bombings in mainly Shia areas of Iraq (jafrianews.com)