JNN 08 Dec 2013 Baghdad : A wave of bombings mostly targeting Shiite neighbourhoods and districts in and around Baghdad killed at least 28 people on Sunday108 others wounded in bomb attacks, security and medical officials said, updating an earlier toll struck after around midday (0900 GMT) across the city.
The deadliest violence hit the mostly Shiite neighbourhoods of Amil and Bayaa, both of which are in western Baghdad, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The bombings came a day after attacks killed 16 people, nine of whom were shot dead at alcohol shops in Baghdad.
The blasts, which hit five different areas on Sunday, also wounded at least 39 others, the sources said.
The deadliest attack was a car bomb that exploded in the Bayaa area of west Baghdad, killing at least five people and wounding 15, AFP reported.
Another car bomb exploded in Husseiniyah district in northeastern Baghdad and killed three people and wounded 10, the source said.
Four more people were killed and 16 others wounded in a separate car bomb explosion in Karrada district in southern Baghdad, the source added.
Meanwhile, a car and a roadside bomb went off in Ghadeer District in eastern Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 12 others, he said.
Earlier, the source said that at least ten people were killed and some 46 others wounded in bomb attacks in Baghdad around midday.
In one attack, six people were killed and 12 wounded in a roadside bomb explosion at an outdoor market in the neighborhood of Amil in the southern part of Baghdad, the source said.
In a separate incident, another car bomb went off around noon at an intersection in Karrada district in the southern part of Baghdad, killing at least two people and wounding some 10 others, the source said.
A car bomb exploded at the industrial area in Biyaa district in southwestern Baghdad, killing at least two people and wounding 18, the source added.
In addition, six people were wounded when a roadside bomb ripped through Baghdad’s southwestern suburb of Radhwaniyah, he said.
With the latest attacks, the death toll for the first eight days of this month has already surpassed that for the entire month of December last year, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.
Violence in Iraq has reached a level this year not seen since 2008, when the country was just emerging from a brutal period of rampant sectarian killings.
The government has made some concessions aimed at placating Sunni Arabs, including freeing prisoners and raising the salaries of anti-al-Qaeda fighters, and has also launched security operations against militants.
Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years. According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, 8,109 Iraqis were killed in the country from January to November this year.