38 more killed, dozens injured in Iraq blasts

38 more killed, dozens injured in Iraq blasts
Mon Oct 7, 2013 20:36:26

At least 38 people were killed and dozens injured in attacks in Iraq on Monday, mostly in car bombings, security officials and witnesses said.

Seven car bombings went off in Baghdad, killing 29 people and injuring 63 others.

In Baquba city, located some 60 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, nine people were killed and 21 injured in three bombings and an attack on a residential area.

Dozens have been killed in a sharp rise in attacks in recent months, raising fears of a return to the violence that pushed the country to the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007.

According to UN estimates, 979 people were killed in September, making it one of the deadliest months in the country in the last five years.

The attacks came a day after two bombings in Baghdad, including a suicide attack against Shiite pilgrims, killed 14 people.

On Sunday afternoon, fourteen people were killed when a bomb attack targeted Shia pilgrims in Baghdad’s northern neighborhood of Waziriyah as they were heading to a shrine to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Mohammed Javad (PBUH), the ninth Imam of Shia Muslims.

Police stated that at least 23 people were also wounded in the act of terror.


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