Multiple car bombs claim dozens in Iraq

Multiple car bombs claim dozens in Iraq
Mon Jul 29, 2013 17:37:46

At least 48 people have been killed in a wave of car bomb blasts which rocked across Iraq, mounting the death toll in July to more than 780.

On Monday, 11 car bombs hit nine different areas of Baghdad, while another exploded in Mahmudiyah to the south of the capital.

Two more car bombs exploded in Kut, while two hit Samawa and another detonated in Basra, all south of Baghdad.

The attacks wounded at least 226 people.

The Monday violence came a day after attacks killed 14 people, among them nine Kurdish police who died in a suicide bombing in the northern town of Tuz Khurmatu.

Militants have carried out two highly-coordinated operations in recent days.

On the night of July 21, militants launched brazen assaults on Abu Ghraib and Taji prisons, sparking clashes that lasted for some 10 hours.

At least 500 prisoners, including senior Al-Qaeda members, escaped during the unrest, while at least 20 security forces members and 21 inmates were killed.

More than 3,000 people have been killed in violence since the beginning of the year, according to security and medical sources.

Iraq is still struggling with problems including providing basic services such as electricity and clean water since the infrastructures in Iraq have been considerably destroyed in light of the chaos brought after US-led invasion to the Muslim country.


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