BAGHDAD, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Three car bomb explosions rattled near separate Shiite religious sites in Iraq's restive capital city of Baghdad Tuesday, leaving at least 19 people killed and 72 more injured, said the local police.
A Baghdad police official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that eight people were killed and 21 others wounded when a car bomb exploded near a Shiite mosque in the al-Shu'ala district in northwestern Baghdad.
In the second similar attack, six were killed and 32 injured near another Shiite mosque in Qureat area in northern Baghdad, said the source.
He added that in the third attack of the same type, five were killed and 19 injured near a mosque in northwestern Baghdad's Hurriya district.
As many of the injured are in serious condition, the death toll could rise later, he said.
Tuesday's triple attacks took place amid the Shiite Ashura holidays and as Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani arrived in Iraq for talks with Iraqi leaders on issues including the Syria crisis.
BAGHDAD, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Three car bomb explosions rattled near separate Shiite religious sites in Iraq's restive capital city of Baghdad late Tuesday, leaving at least 19 people killed and 72 more injured.
The death toll stood at 29 and the number of those injured surpassed 100 across the country on Tuesday. This whistled the warning siren for the country's fragile security situation which once was branded by a bunch of international media as " optimistic." Full story
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BAGHDAD, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi media has recently circulated unofficial reports about the possible redeployment of unites of U.S. soldiers in Iraq over fears that the Syrian crisis could spill over into Iraq.
Earlier, the private Independent Press Agency (IPA) quoted "a well-informed source" as saying that "Dozens of giant U.S. airplanes C-130 Hercules had carried out successive flights to the once second largest U.S. military airbase al-Aasad in Iraq's western province of Anbar." Full story