Eight dead in attacks across Baghdad

Eight dead in attacks across Baghdad
Tue Jan 6, 2015 07:57:50

At least eight people have been killed in a spate of terrorist attacks across the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad as the Takfiri-fueled violence continues in the county.

According to police officials, four people lost their lives and 11 others were wounded in a bombing on a commercial street in the Shula district on Monday night.

Elsewhere in Baghdad, a bomb attack near a bus stop left two people dead and nine injured, while in a third assault, gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on a barber shop and killed two people.

Recently released figures by the Iraqi government indicated that foreign-backed terrorism across the country killed over 15,000 civilians and security forces throughout 2014.

The high fatality figure for 2014 was more than double the 6,522 people killed in the previous year.

The large number of deaths is widely attributed to the massive intrusion of ISIL Takfiri terrorists into the country in June 2014.

During the offensive, the heavily armed militants took control over Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, before sweeping through parts of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland.

Iraqi soldiers and police units, Kurdish forces, Shia militiamen and Sunni tribesmen have succeeded in regaining ground in the battle against ISIL.

The notorious terror elements have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations, against all Iraqi communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.

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