Iraq: Shootings, bombings kill dozens in Baghdad, Baquba, Qiyara, Madaen
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The United Nations says violence in Iraq July killed over 1,000 people, more than in any other month since 2008. militants are reportedly gaining strength in Iraq.
Amongst the incidents: A car bomb near a Baquba housing complex killed 11 and wounded 34, according to police. Military sources said five soldiers were killed at a fake checkpoint near Qiyara, north of Baghdad, and their bodies were burned. In, two separate bombings reportedly killed seven and injured 30. Two explosions also rocked the capital, Baghdad, killing an additional twelve people and wounding 45, according to officials. A car bomb in killed at least four and wounded several more, including a judge who was driving past.
No group has claimed responsibility for the incidents.
- Suadad al-Salhy, et. al.. "Bombs, shootings kill at least 47 across Iraq: police" — , August 25, 2013
- "Iraq violence: Baghdad and Baquba hit by bomb attacks" — , August 25, 2013
- "Bombings, shootings kill 45, wound 113 in Iraq" — , August 25, 2013