New Iraq terror attacks kill 14

New Iraq terror attacks kill 14
Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:45:03

A new series of attacks across Iraq has killed at least 14 more people and wounded dozens as the terrorist carnage in the Arab nation continues unabated.

Four people, including a soldier, were killed and 15 others were wounded in the town of Tarmiyah, north of the capital Baghdad late Saturday, as residential quarters belonging to Iraqi security forces came under attack.

Elsewhere in southeastern Baghdad, a policeman was killed and another wounded after a magnetic sticky bomb went off on a police vehicle.

Moreover, explosion of a roadside bomb also killed one individual and wounded eight others in a market in the area.

In Baghdad, another sticky bomb killed an electricity ministry employee. Two bombs also killed one person and wounded six others near a cafe.

Yet another roadside bomb further went off in the town of Baiji, killing a civilian, while two armed assailants and a soldier were shot dead in a militant attack on a checkpoint near the town.

In Baquba, militants stormed a convoy of a local council member, killing one of the guards and wounding two others. Militants also shot dead a primary school teacher near the city.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attacks, but Iraqi al-Qaeda, which frequently carries out coordinated bombings against civilian and security targets, may have been responsible.

Violence has surged across Iraq in recent months, reaching its highest level since 2008. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that attacks in the country aim to “reignite sectarian strife.”

According to the United Nations, more than 5,000 people have been killed in acts of violence so far this year in Iraq, 800 of them in August alone with Baghdad province worst hit.

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