Monday, May 27, 2013

Baghdad Car Bomb Attacks 'Kill Over 50'

A wave of bomb attacks in Shia neighbourhoods across Baghdad have killed more than 50 people, according to Reuters.

Iraqi officials said several parked cars packed with explosives detonated in areas of the city, killing and wounding dozens.

Police and hospital officials reported deadly explosions in the largely Shia neighbourhoods of Sabi al-Boor, Bayaa, Kazimiyah, Sadria and al-Maalif. Another bombing struck the busy commercial Sadoun Street in central Baghdad.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks on Monday, but they bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda's Iraqi arm.